Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ephesians & Prayer

Week 2 of the Ephesians Study with Good Morning Girls!  This week God is focusing my heart on prayer.  Here are the two main ideas God has me thinking about...

1. Praying for "Fellow Believers" constantly.  I am sorry to say that I have been convicted this week of my commitment to pray for other Christians.  Paul encourages me to not just pray for them but to "Give Thanks" for them.  And then he gives me some very direct prayer instructions that I believe I should pray for anyone in any situation.  Pray that God would give "Spiritual Wisdom & Insight" & "flood hearts with light" so that His people will grow in their knowledge and understanding of God; the hope He gives & His power in their lives.  Now that is something ALL people need!

2. Praying for Myself!  Basically, I am in need of spiritual wisdom & insight!  Daily, I need the Holy Spirit to flood my heart with light so that I can have a deeper understanding of God, the hope He gives me & His power in my own life.  

Prayer is a powerful thing...this I do know.  God is calling me to a more commited prayer life for those who believe in His Son.

Ephesians 1

15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,t16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdomt and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.
18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.t19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power

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