Today Paul prays for the Colossians. God has been at work among them; the Gospel is bearing fruit and increasing among them even as it is in the world. Paul thanks God for this and asks that God would continue to be at work among them and bring them to even greater maturity. The fact that Paul is praying and the content of his prayer both point us to one of the central truths of the Christian faith: for His children, God always grants what He commands.