Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
Epaphras, also known as Epaphraditis, had a rich background in Paul’s ministry. Do a quick word search on www.biblegateway.com and read about the different situations he was put in. NOTES:
Do a word study on the word “wrestling” from Colossians 4:12 using www.biblehub.com.
Do you think that “wrestling” in prayer is a metaphor that belongs in our prayer life? After all, God LOVES US, and He graciously deals with us on so many levels – do we need to “fight” in prayer? What does this verse mean for us and our prayer life?
… pray continually,
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.