“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21
In Paul’s prayer here to the saints in Ephesus, he prays for strength. That God would give strength and power through His Spirit. We all need the strength and power that only God can provide to us. This week let us pray for one another that we might be rooted and grounded in love. That we would know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. And that we may be filled with all the fulness of God.
God is able. He is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. There are many times we forget that. I know I do. We forget that God hears our prayers and that He answers our prayers. He can do far more abundantly than we ask or even think.
Are our prayers lacking because we think God is not able? Or do we simply fail to pray as we ought to pray? In our world today there are a lot of things that we can and need to be praying about. Let us not neglect that great gift of prayer this week, remembering the power of the one to whom we pray.
Take some extra time this week to bow your knees before the Father.