Praying With Paul 3

It’s been a while since we’ve prayed through one of Paul’s prayers together. Today’s prayer is from Ephesians chapter 1.

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (Eph 1:15-23)

Our Father, You are Holy, Perfect and Just. You are the God of Glory. You are above all, the source of all and the goal of all that is or that will be. You have sent your only begotten Son into this world, to prepare a way so that sinners can come before You. Your Son then sent the Spirit, calling Your chosen ones to faith, and we have heard of the faith that is being displayed in and by love to Your chosen ones across the world. We thank you for these, Your saints, Your church.
We pray, as those who have been chosen, for Your church that is scattered across the globe. We pray for our spiritual senses to opened, the eyes of our spirits, our hearts, to receive knowledge of You and Your Son, Jesus Christ. We pray that we would at once see the riches that we are blessed with in Christ, what is that great hope to which You have called us, and Your great power that You manifest towards us who have believed, the same power that raised Christ from the dead.
We know that Christ is risen and ascended to Your right hand where He over everything that is or that will be. We know that He is our Head, and we will follow and obey Him. He has filled us with His Spirit, and we wait and work for the day of His return, when every eye will see that You alone rule over all the affairs of men.
Fill us again, so that we may live in this reality. Amen.

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