Powered by 4 - July 27, 2017

Prayer Matters

Today's reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

Paul was a prayer warrior. He knew the power and importance of prayer, and as a result, constantly talking with and bringing requests to God was part of his daily life routine.

Paul's example in the area of prayer is something we would all do well to follow. One thing that repeatedly stands out to me from Paul's prayers (and we see it here in Ephesians) is his diligence in praying for others. And his prayers contain more than what I call the typical earthly needs requests (health, finances, jobs, relationships). Paul's requests also include spiritual matters--requests for God to help and move people forward in the areas of spiritual knowledge, wisdom and growth--all critically important things for believers.

When you pray for yourself and others, is it your practice to ask God for help with spiritual matters--spiritual growth, wisdom, knowledge, discernment? Why is this important? How will you draw on Paul's example in Ephesians 1:15-23 going forward? Tami

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