Are You Praying Like This?

Jen’s Gem: Know who and whose you are!

My Bible college class recently completed our study of the Book of Ephesians and I can honestly say it has been life-changing. Its simplicity is profound. I’m tempted to say that if you read no other book in the Bible, read Ephesians. And if you’re looking to kick your faith walk up a notch or two, read it every single day. It’s only six chapters.

In the first three chapters, the apostle Paul speaks plainly about who we are as believers in Jesus. The next three chapters explain how we are to live knowing this truth. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could agree with God about who we are instead of agreeing with people? 

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather align myself with the person who knew about me before the foundation of the world instead of someone who I see at work, or at the PTA, or, anywhere else for that matter.

The below prayer is one that I have begun to pray on a regular basis. I pray this for myself, my children, and my loved ones. If you’re looking for big changes in your life, if you want to follow God’s will for you and discover His plan for your life, I highly encourage you to pray this prayer every day. 

Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

 “Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit ofwisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:15-23 (NKJV)

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