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. In verses 18 and 19 of this week’s scripture, Paul prays that the Ephesians “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.” Imagine the goodness and grace of our God who wants us to know His infinite love and be filled with “all His fullness.” Thank God today for His goodness and grace and for His infinite love.
Adore. Use the last two verses of this week’s scripture as your prayer of adoration this week. Spend some time thinking about the fact that God’s infinite power is at work within you. That’s the power that transforms you as you take part in His transforming work on earth. He is so worthy of our praise!
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.
Confess. Praying thanksgiving and adoration for our God and thinking about His perfect character leads us to see our flaws more clearly. Rather than feeling shame for our sin, however, God desires that we confess our sin and receive His forgiveness. Confess your sins today and allow God’s power to transform you so that you may experience the fullness of His love.
|CU Church: Pray that the CU Church family, wherever we live, love the people inside our doors as well as the people outside our doors.|
|Community: Pray for CU Church’s GAP program, that the young men and women in the program are fully engaged in the experience and seek God with all their hearts, minds and souls. Pray for the Heinrich family that facilitates the program. gap.cuchurch.com|
|Global Church: Pray for Kenya again today. Our missionary partner, Joel Williams, reports that they currently have a network of 12,000+ disciples in groups. They ask God to increase the workers of the harvest so that they may reach all of Turkana’s 2 million people in the next 5 years. He also asks for prayer for their disciple-makers as many of them are encountering spiritual warfare.|
Self. God is listening. He loves you. Pray for any specific needs that you or your family have.