And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Interesting phrase isn't it–that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight. It is quite a contrast to the usual available options for love. Paul's purpose of love is different too. Instead of self-appreciation or deeper attraction, it's about knowing and understanding. Perhaps those are characteristics of love towards which we all ought to strive.
And this deeper love, this more discerning love, leads us into maturity as followers of Jesus Christ.
As you pray for others, ho does this prayer change what you pray for them?