Inner strength from God

In Ephesians the Apostle Paul prays two prayers for the church at Ephesus. The second is found in chapter 3. It says…

Ephesians 3:16-18 NLT – I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. [17] Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. [18] And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.

In this short prayer Paul mentions four great things that he wants for the Ephesian church.

  1. Prayed that God would supply us inner strength through the Holy Spirit
  2. Then Christ will make His home in our hearts
  3. Our roots will go down deep in Him
  4. May we understand how deep God’s love is for us

These are four great things to ask for. We all need inner strength. We all need Christ in our hearts. We all need our roots to go down in him. And we all need to understand the depth of God’s love for us.

It is my prayer that you have all these things today.


Dear God, I pray for everyone who reads this post. I pray that from Your glorious, unlimited resources You will empower them with inner strength through the Spirit. I pray Christ will make His home in their hearts as they trust in Him. I pray their roots will grow down into Your love and keep them strong. And may they have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is. In Jesus’ name, Amen.