I’m traveling this week, but my heart is with all of you as well as your prayer needs today.
The Bible overflows with wonderful prayers. The book of Psalms holds both sorrowful and praise-filled prayers. Often perceived as a sad book, Lamentations contains beautiful exaltations. The New Testament shares Jesus’ and the apostles’ prayers.
One of my favorites is Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. As we join together to pray for each other’s needs today, would you take a moment to meditate on this prayer as a precursor to your own? Although originally intended for the Ephesians, Paul’s prayer is for all Christians.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21
Please add your prayer requests in the comments section below so others can pray for you. Feel free to email me confidential requests. My contact info is above. Remember the folks who have requested prayer in past weeks. I pray for safe celebrations of Independence Day and for the spiritual revival of this great nation!
Enjoy this song by Third Day, “God of Wonders,” as we lift our hands to the One who has granted us eternal freedom through Him.