Colossians 1:9-14 NLT
9 So we have not
stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to
give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom
and understanding. 10
Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your
lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will
grow as you learn to know God better and better.
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power
so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be
filled with joy,[a] 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom[b] and forgave our sins.