Colossians Study – Part 5. The audio lesson for November 18, 2007 is Part 5 in this Colossians study. The lesson discusses why Paul is praying for them in Colossae for we see they are having problems and we see Paul’s prayer in verse 9. Colossians 1:9 (KJV) “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;” Usually you don’t pray for a cause unless there is a complication that comes along with that cause. When we have a cause there is a reason, and the reason explains the problem that underlies that cause. From Paul’s prayer in Colossians 1:9-12 we see him identifying that they be filled with knowledge, that they walk worthy, and be strengthened with all might. The hardest thing for Christians to realize is that you must be strengthened from the Lord and not rely on your own strength. We must understand, believe, and acknowledge what Christ has given us and be strengthened from God. God’s might was demonstrated in His resurrection of Christ when He raised Him from the dead. This is the same power that He wrought in Christ as was told in Ephesians 1:19-20 “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,” You have been forgiven of your sins! God’s has forgiven you! Christ died for you and took away your sins and sits with God as the mediator between God and yourself as stated in 1 Timothy 2:5. God is satisfied with the blood offering of Christ for us to be reconciled to God as it is said in Colossians 1:21-25.