Lessons from Paul’s prayer for the Philippian church
There is a heartfelt prayer from Paul for the Philippian church concerning their faith and progress in the kingdom. The prayer was regimented into three (3) verses showing how Paul affectionately prayed and never opted to leave anything spiritually meaningful from the prayer.
In Philippians 1:9-11, he prayed, “And I pray for you that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruit of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God”.
It was the earnest expectation of Paul to see the Philippian church to experience fructification in every good work they do to bring glory and praise to God the Father through the Lord Jesus. Yet, there were some essentials which would expedite Paul’s desire for the Philippian church and hence, he decided to release upon through prayer.
It can be observed Paul not only did want the church to grow in love but their growth in love will propel them make wise judgments and proffer solutions. Their discernments should make them wise to approve things which excellent (preeminent). Having been able to approve things that will them above all, they could stay pure till the day of Christ. This indirectly means he wished them constant fellowship with God to make them pure in all things and not grieving the Holy Spirit till the day of redemption.
If the church were to experience fruition in every good they do, then these apparatus should be available.