A Parent's Prayer | Ephesians 3:14-21
Ephesians 3:14-21 For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Continuing on our knees for our children…
Strength: Temptations are strong. But the power of the Holy Spirit living in us provides everything we need to live obediently.
Established in love: God, please help our children to be characterized by a 1 Corinthians 13 genuine, active love.
Grasp the love of Christ: May they know and live in the freedom of the unconditional love of Jesus. Give them just a glimpse of how deep and wide it is.
Now , Lord to you alone who is more than able to do immeasurably more than my feeble mind can think to ask and even more than I could ever dream, according to your power that is at work in me and in my children—Father, to you be the glory in the church and in Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.