Monday, November 7, 2011

A Prayer for You

Next Sunday morning my friend Susan and I are reciting the following passage (from memory!) at church.  We're in a sermon series on Ephesians and our pastor challenged us to learn the entire book.  We as a body are breaking it down and each learning a section...then we can all say we've memorized the book by proxy.  This is a prayer for the Ephesians but I consider it a prayer for me and a prayer for my children and friends and for anyone who needs prayer.  If you put a name in place of the bold words,  that's a personal prayer.  I find it a very meaningful way to pray.  It's helped me through some very trying "mommy moments".

Ephesians 3:14-21
New International Version (NIV)
A Prayer for the Ephesians
 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your heart(s) through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!       Amen.

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