Lord, help us to be up to the struggle toward unity in love for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Uplift and encourage us. Show us the way to reach the riches of the full assurance of understanding and knowledge of God’s mystery. For all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in you. Grow us into closer relationship with you and with one another in your precious name, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:1-3 ESV)