For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Colossians 1:9, NIV 1984
Romans 12:1-2 When President James Garfield was shot by an assassin, doctors could not determine the location of the bullet since no X-ray technology existed. While Garfield clung to life, Alexander Graham Bell worked feverishly—literally, day and night, hardly stopping to sleep—to develop a device he could use to locate the bullet so doctors could remove it. The president died before Bell’s technology was perfected. But the inventor of the telephone displayed what is necessary in the face of challenges: continual seeking for answers.
When we lack a specific knowledge of God’s will, we must do the same. Paul wrote to the Colossians that he was praying continually for them, asking God to fill them with a knowledge of His will. Persistence and asking—two things Jesus taught His disciples about prayer (Luke 11:5-11; 18:1-5).
If you are seeking God’s will, pray without ceasing and let God answer as He will. Before there are answers, there must be asking. We ask, He answers.
Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in heaven, but for getting God’s will done in earth.
2 Samuel 8–11