“We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
“to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”
Paul’s prayer is directed to God as Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving must first eye God as the source. The Father is the source of everything that comes our way. God the Father is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father is the source; the Lord Jesus is the means of blessing.
Make sure you send your requests to the correct Heavenly Department. We pray more effectively when we address our prayers properly. Invariably in the Bible, when thanks is expressed, it is expressed to God the Father.
Paul acknowledges that God, the Father through the Lord Jesus, is the cause of what transpired in Colosse. Each thanksgiving in his epistles is an occasion for praise for what God has done. Here he gives thanks for calling the church together in faith and their growth in that faith.
We should direct our prayer to the Father.
Are you sending your prayers to the right Heavenly Department?