Another new year has arrived, 2018. We live in a day and age where New Year’s Resolutions are spoken and then within a week or two they are forgotten and gone. Paul in Ephesians 1 had a great prayer for the Brothers and Sisters in Christ and so I would like to take this prayer and offer it to our Heavenly Father on your behalf. This is better than any resolution you can ever make!
Read on. The actual prayer starts in verse 17.
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking (Praying) 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. 18 I pray 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 his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (NIV)
Mark this prayer in your Bible and then use it daily or even weekly. Pray this prayer for your family and personalize it for yourself. There are two things here. We need to “know Jesus better” and we must get to where we are a part of those “who believe”. The Holy Spirit who lives in us is the power and authority to make it work. 2018 is going to be a great year for those who believe!
Blessings to you all.
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