Thanksgiving and Prayer

Colossians 1

3 d We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 e since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of f your love for all the saints; 5 because of the hope g which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, 6 which has come to you, h as it has also in all the world, and i is bringing forth 1 fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew j the grace of God in truth; 7 as you also learned from k Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is l a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, 8 who also declared to us your m love in the Spirit.

9 n For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask o that you may be filled with p the knowledge of His will q in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 r that you may walk worthy of the Lord, s fully pleasing Him, t being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the u knowledge of God; 11 v strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, w for all patience and longsuffering x with joy; 12 y giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of z the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from a the power of darkness b and 2 conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 c in whom we have redemption 3 through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:4
    I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 1:16
    Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
    Philippians 1:3
    I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
  2. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:15
    Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
  3. Cross References
    Hebrews 6:10
    For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
  4. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:4
    To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
  6. Cross References
    John 15:16
    You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
  7. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:2
    If indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you.
  8. Cross References
    Colossians 4:12
    Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
  9. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:1
    Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
    1 Corinthians 4:2
    Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
    2 Corinthians 11:23
    Are they ministers of Christ? - I speak as a fool - I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 15:30
    Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me.
  11. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:15 - 17
    Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
  12. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:5
    That you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 12:2
    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
    Ephesians 5:17
    Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
  14. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:8
    Which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.
  15. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:1
    I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.
    Philippians 1:27
    Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.
    1 Thessalonians 2:12
    That you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
  16. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:1
    Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God.
  17. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:21
    Make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
  18. Cross References
    2 Peter 3:18
    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
  19. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:16
    That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.
    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
  20. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:2
    With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.
  21. Cross References
    Acts 5:41
    So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
    2 Corinthians 8:2
    That in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
    Hebrews 10:34
    For you had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven.
  22. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:20
    Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  23. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:11
    In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.
  24. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:12
    For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
  25. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:11
    For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  26. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:7
    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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