My prayer for us all – Eph 1:18-23


I pray that the
eyes of your heart may be enlightened,
so that you will know

what is
the hope of His calling,

what are
the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

and

what is
the surpassing greatness of His power
toward us who believe.

These are in accordance with
the working of the strength of His might which He brought about 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
every name that is named,

not only in this age
but also in the one to come.

And He put
all things in subjection 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.

This is Eph 1:18-23 I deliberately broke it up to encourage us to see the parts (as well as seeing the whole).

Maybe consider praying this for yourself, or for friends and loved ones. We’re asking that the eyes of our hearts may be “englightened” to who Jesus is and what He has done for us – the power that is active in our lives.

2 responses to “My prayer for us all – Eph 1:18-23

  1. Hi Rhonda

    No, speak to Him in your own heart-felt way. Just tell Him what is on ytour mind. Look at all the examples in the bible.

    God calls Moses and he replies “here I am” – no terribly spiritual nor respectful!

    God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here I am.” – Exodus 3:4

    David tells God He must go away because David is struggling BECAUSE of God – not respectful either. But honest.

    But both people were deeply loved by God… for their honesty and integrity and authentic behaviour with God. What God desires is a realtionship with us.

  2. Wow! I love this post! I used to struggle with the “how-to’s” of prayer and began reading books by Stormie Omartian about speaking to God in His own language. That is what we are to do right? Speak to those mountains using the Word of God? But I find that when I embrace the context of the scriptures and pray to the Father using scriptures its so much more focused and powerful.

    I will pass your post about this prayer to my mentee, I know she’ll love it.

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