Praying God’s Word Wednesday #56: Colossians 3:2

Lauren Sparks

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<a class=Colossians 3:2” width=”300″ height=”300″ srcset=” 300w, 1024w, 150w, 768w, 1080w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />As I write this, my teenage daughter is at Estes Park, Colorado for church camp.  I’m in hot, humid Texas; and not one bit jealous!  Although I would love some cooler temps and mountain views, what I’m most envious of (Forgive me, Lord.) is the chance to get away with God.

I’m so thankful that our Father allows us to come to him any time and any where.  But there’s something about being away from home in a serene setting.  Being able to leave behind the chores, the pressures of work or school and the pull of so many other things.  There’s nothing like worshipping God and spending time with Him in that environment.

But since I don’t have that luxury right now, I’ve been in my comfy recliner in the air conditioning praising Him, praying to Him and studying His word.  And Colossians 3:2 jumped out at me as the perfect verse to pray over my daughter to make the most of her opportunity to focus on our God and Savior.

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Colossians 3:2 NIV

My prayer for my girl:

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Modify this prayer to be appropriate for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.

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Lauren Sparks is a wife and mom of 2 daughters – one with special needs – and one bonus son. She lives, worships Jesus, and teaches yoga in Dallas, TX area. She is a contributing author on 3 devotional books, she shares her adventures, victories, and flub-ups from her laptop at

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