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 the 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.Ephesians 1:15-23 ESV
I have used this prayer from Ephesians to pray for myself and others for many years. Paul prayed it for Christian people, Spirit-filled people, people who had a good testimony of faith and love. Good, faithful Christians need prayer! Notice some of the things he prayed for them:
- For Spirit-given insight and wisdom to know God better.
- That they might know the hope that is theirs because of God’s calling.
- That they might know how valuable they are to God, being His inheritance. (“his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. NLT”)
- That they might know the great power of the resurrection that is in them.
- That they would understand the authority that is theirs in being raised with Him.
- That they would understand their place in the plan of God in the earth as a result of being part of His Body.
I’m praying this for you today. Why don’t you pick somebody you know and pray it for them? Let’s do this!