“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,  because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—  the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel  that has come to you.”  Colossians 1:3-6

*Thank God for people whose faith withstands trials and sets an example for us.

*Thank God for people’s capacity to love God’s people

*Faith and love spring from hope stored us for us in Heaven.

*We hear about this hope, faith, and love in the gospel that has come to us.


Thank you for the power punch of encouragement that is Colossians.  Thank you for the example of those whose faith runs deep and love for others sets a powerful example.  I can think of several examples, Lord, and I pray you encourage and lift up Single Moms today in particular.  They may feel that their resources are limited, but your love is not.  I thank you God, for their perseverance and resilience in you.  Thank you for the faith and love that spring from hope stored up for us!  Lord, let our hearts meditate on the goodness that you have stored up for us, and constantly remind us to go to that source, your Word.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.