“…….since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you…..” – Colossians 1:9
In Colossians 1, the apostle Paul writes to the Colossians to let them know that he is thankful for them and that they are being prayed for as well. Paul lets them know that he has been made aware of the Colossians’ love. He also writes to them that since he was made aware of them that they have been in his prayers. He found out about them and has desired to pray for them that they would gain more of a knowledge of God’s Will.
Here’s how we can apply this to greeting others: the ninth verse relays that the Colossians have been being prayed for since they came to the attention of Paul and others.
When we greet others, we too can pray for them. Greeting does not ever have to just be a quick hello and embrace for the moment. Greeting does not just have to be a word to a person for the present.
Greeting can involve prayer.
We can utter a quick prayer then and/or we can pray for those we greet later, especially if we know of specific needs or requests. But we should pray that others will continue to gain more of a knowledge of God, which continues to transform them.
So, greet others as you have been doing, and do it with joy; but also pray for those who come to your attention.
[PRAY TO HAVE A PRAYER LIFE THAT IS INVOLVED WITH GREETING OTHERS.]