For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV
Before you begin to pray, take a deep breath and quiet your thoughts. Focus on being in the presence of God. Thank God for hearing your prayers. Then reread the scripture for the week, Ephesians 3:14-21. Read it slowly, recognizing that God is speaking to you through His Word. If God puts something specific on your heart, pray about that today.
Thank. God’s love has “breadth and length and height and depth.” It is real and measurable. We can see it demonstrated in the love we give to and receive from others. Thank God today for those who love and care for you.
Adore. Praise God for the “breadth and length and height and depth” of His love.
Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol Him, all peoples!
For great is His steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Confess. Confess before God any sin that prevents you from fully knowing His love. Turn toward Him, receive forgiveness and “be filled with all the fullness of God.”
|CU Church: Pray that the people of CU Church truly embrace our mission to “Love God, Love People.” Pray that our worship points us to Jesus and our feet point us to our neighbors.|
|Community: Pray for Merci’s Refuge, that God will transform the women living there as they heal from past trauma and addiction. lifechangeshere.org|
|Global Church: Pray for the women of Afghanistan today who can no longer go out in public without an escort and without being completely covered, who can no longer get an education, who cannot work outside their homes, who face persecution every day. Pray for their protection and provision. “…my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised and I am saved from my enemies.” 2 Samuel 22:3-4|
Self. God is listening. He loves you. Pray for any specific needs that you or your family have.