“Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you earnestly in his prayers, [pleading] that you may [as persons of ripe character and clear conviction] stand firm and mature [in spiritual growth], convinced and fully assured in everything willed by God.” Colossians 4:12 ->me: Today I finished up my reading through Colossians. One of the things that stood out to me the most in chapter 4 is prayer. I like the analogy of prayer being used like a combat radio in battle. Calling in reinforcements or air strikes to break open doors for the gospel to spread. We can also use this radio to call enemy positions or call for aircover for a nearby fire team. Thanksgiving must also accompany these radio conversations – Thank you Sir for clearing the enemy out of the area; we were able to recover prisoners of war. We were able to retake the town for the Kingdom thanks to your intervention, Thank you. All too often we use prayer as like a household conventional intercom -> Hey, can you bring a pillow down to the den to make me more comfortable? One more thing, can you have the kitchen staff make some Danishes tonight after dinner? Lord, help me to be not only respectful and understanding of my mission but help me to not rest to comfortably in the things of this world -> help me to keep a vigilant eye on who needs Your help and what I can do further Your purposes; grasping every opportunity before me to win more souls for You.