I Pray

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of his strength.

I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

What would happen to our lives if we prayed like this?

If as we prayed for our time in the Word we asked God to give us wisdom and revelation to know Jesus Christ? To enlighten the eyes of our heart? To understand the riches of our heavenly inheritance? To be strengthen in the Spirit? To be rooted firmly in Christ? To really comprehend Christ’s love for us and how secure our Salvation is?

What if we prayed like this for our spouses? Our children? Our siblings? Our parents? Our church? Our unsaved friends and family? Our city? And our country?

I believe that if we prayed like this we would be women and men strong in the Lord, firm in our faith and fearless in our mission.

Our marriages would be strong, Christ-centered, mission-driven and would witness the gospel everyday.

Our churches would be light in this world.

Our witness of the gospel would be clear and loud.

Our world would come know Christ!

Let’s come to the throne with boldness as we pray these things. These prayers and requests are in the Bible, accessible to us as examples for our prayers. The best thing is that if we ask for these things through Jesus Christ, he will answer because they are according to His will and His purpose. He wants us to know Him fully, to love Him wholeheartedly to serve him passionately.

Isn’t this such a comfort?

Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen!

Ephesians 20-21

Further reading: Ephesians 1:17-19; 3:16-19, 20-21.

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