Pray that the saints would realize the marvelous rewards of praying, that they may be ushered into a normal Christian walk in the new yearsetting their mind on the things above, having the renewing of the new man, having the peace of Christ arbitrating in them, and allowing the word of Christ to inhabit them (Col. 3:2, 10, 15-16; 4:2).

Col. 3:2, 10, 15-16 —Set your mind on the things which are above, not on the things which are on the earth...And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…And let the peace of Christ arbitrate in your hearts, to which also you were called in one Body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.

Col. 4:2—Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving.

For further reading please refer to Life-study of Colossians, msg. 65, pp. 582-583.

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