Paul’s prayer

June 26th, 2007

One of the prayers from the Bible I really love is Paul’s prayer for the Esphesians. It is found at the end of Ephesians chapter three. It says…

14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

 20Now 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, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

When I read his prayer it makes me wish I could spend some time with him and be sharpened by him. Each and every verse in the passage has its own treasure and something to draw from. He is definately someone who I would have liked to be around.

I especially like verse 20 where it says that God is able to do more than we can ask or imagine. I don’t know about you, but I can imagine some pretty big things. This verse tells me God is able to do way more than that!

Passages like this just re-affirm to me how great Paul was as a Christian and how big and awesome God really is! Somehow I suspect He is even bigger and better than my finite mind can fully grasp 🙂