Paul tucks in a wonderful little encouragement and prayer for his readers. He desires that they would be filled with all joy and peace as believers. And as a result they would abound with hope that comes through the power and abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. What a great prayer that I can pray for others. Who doesn’t want and need joy, peace, and hope?
Who could I pray for this morning?
Lord, bring to my mind all who need the benefit that comes with You in their lives. I pray that my friends and family would be filled with hope, since You are the God of hope. May they overflow with joy and have a deep sense of peace because they believe and trust in You. May I experience the same!