The Journey - April 3, 2014

The Journey with Ron Moore

A Parent's Prayer | Ephesians 1:15-23

Ephesians 1:15-23 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Sometimes prayers for my children become wooden and repetitive. “And Lord, help them have a great day at school” hardly scratches the surface for the daughters and son God has graciously loaned Lori and me. But—here is a prayer that asks for some serious spiritual stuff. Here is a parent’s prayer.

Thanksgiving: Children are a gift from God! Wisdom: Spiritual wisdom to make godly decisions. Know him better: A deep knowledge and love for Christ—that’s my heart’s plea for my kids. Future Hope: Living today with eternity in mind! Glorious Inheritance: Knowing what God has in store for those who love him and are called according to his purpose. Great power: The power to live obediently. The power to resist the schemes of Satan.

On your knees. Bow your heads. Let’s pray. (And while you’re at it go ahead and pray this prayer—for you.)

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