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If you haven’t already, might I suggest praying God’s Word is something you should consider doing. Prayers do not have to be spontaneous to be real or authentic or right. Part of growing as disciples of Jesus is learning how to pray. What better place to learn than the prayers offered in the Scriptures.
I offer this suggestion today because there is a prayer in Ephesians 3. The reason Paul prayed for them is stated in verse 13 which says for them not to lose heart. Well, one way for them not to lose heart is for Paul to ask God, in prayer, to strengthen them. Thus his prayer for them is in 14-21.
I’m going to pray this prayer for myself as I often have and for others. I usually change the pronouns to match how I am praying it. It would be something like this:
For this reason I bow my knee before, You, Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that You would grant me, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with power through Your Spirit in my inner man, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; and that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that I may be filled up to all the fullness of You, Lord.
Now to You, Father, who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that I ask or even think, according to the power that works within us, to You be the glory in the church and Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever, amen.
May the Lord strengthen you this day for His glory, for we shall see His face!
Old Testament: 2 Kings 9–10 2 Kings 9–10 (Listen) Jehu Anointed King of Israel 9 Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Tie up your garments, and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead. 2 And when you arrive, look there for Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi. And go in and have him rise […]