Ephesians 1:15-23 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints...
think about it.
What does Paul cover in his prayers (1:15-18)? What did God the Father do with God the Son (1:19-23)? What will you borrow from Paul's prayer as you pray for other people in your life?
Paul is giving thanks and praying for brothers and sisters in Christ in Ephesians 1:15-23. There's no question in my mind that this is definitely important and something we should be doing. But as I read, it hit me that how Paul was praying for these friends wasn't necessarily the way I typically pray for others. You see Paul is asking for spiritual knowledge, wisdom and growth--critically important things for us as Christians. My prayers are more focused on my friends' earthly needs--finances, jobs, relationships, sickness. Paul helped me realize how important it is for me to be diligent in praying for spiritual matters too.
So how are doing when it comes to praying for spiritual matters for brothers and sisters in Christ? How will you draw on Paul's example in Ephesians 1:15-23 going forward? Tami W.
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