February 9, 2024 Today we come to the final section of the book of Colossians, which is a letter Paul wrote to the church in Colossae. As he concludes, he gets personal by mentioning specific messages to some specific people.

“Epaphras, a member of your own fellowship and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God. I can assure you that he prays hard for you and also for the believers in Laodicea and Hierapolis.” Colossians 4:12-13

Have you ever had a person like Epaphras, who prays regularly for you? Or, is there anyone in your life that you want to pray for in this way? Take a moment to pray for someone you care for, asking God to make them strong and perfect, fully confident that they are following the whole will of God. Even if you are separated from a loved one physically, allow prayer to be a way that you support them.

Let’s also take a moment to pray the same for believers in Jesus – in our own church community, in our local area, and around the world.

If you’re reading through the full book of Colossians, read Colossians 4:7-18 today (which completes the book of Colossians).

This is the final reading and devotional for Week 2. If you’d like to dig in with more material, go to wschurch.org/madeforthis and download the book. On page 30, there are some questions to help you reflect on the book of Colossians.

Join us on Sunday, February 11, as we continue this teaching series. Your next text devotion will come on Monday, February 12.