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Pray the Word photo“6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”

Dear Lord,

We thank you for the summary of Paul’s teaching of his letter to the church in these verses. Thank you that there is nothing more to add to You. Help us to continue to follow You because You are everything! You are always what we need! Being IN YOU is always enough. Thank you Lord. Help us not to be spiritually lazy or passive, but to be actively walking and maturing in Christ. Help us to grow up in You; that our roots will grow deep and our lives will built up in Your truth alone. Cause us to grow stronger every day- IN YOU ALONE.  Please fill our hearts with thankfulness for the gift of our salvation and life in You.

In Jesus’ holy name,