“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;”
For what cause?
Start at the top of the chapter. This letter is addressed “to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse“. Paul goes on to explain, “we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints.”
When you hear of someone having faith in Christ, especially a beginner you certainly want to say an extra pray for them. Satan and the wickedness of this world will prey on a new Christian to keep them away from Christ and His Light. So we as the body of Christ want to help and build them up, by providing the foundation which is God’s Word.
Open it and explain His Word to them so they can “be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding”.