If your congregation is like ours, there are prayer requests made on Sunday mornings as well as those listed in the bulletin. You may have a prayer chain going out during the week by phone or email as more urgent requests are received. Those prayer requests are most often for personal reasons, whether they be physical, spiritual, financial, or personal. Somebody, somewhere, that someone knows has a problem and so we pray about it. Now don’t misunderstand me here because I believe that we should pray for these things, but when I read Paul’s prayer request in Colossians 4:2-6, I wonder if we might be missing something important. I went through all of Paul’s prayers this week and discovered something interesting that I wanted to share in this sermon about what may be missing from our prayer requests.