Ken Green - March 2, 2016

Paul's Prayer for the Spirit

In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul offers a prayer for all followers of Jesus that the Spirit would open the eyes of our hearts so that we would know the fullness of all God has granted us in Christ. As that prayer is continued later in his letter, we are reminded that God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us.” How many times have you offered up prayers, only to find yourself doubting whether God will actually act? God reminds us through His word that He is not limited by even what we ourselves can think or imagine. How does this prayer change the world? God is powerfully at work in us, equipping us to be His agents of change in this world—just as He has done with Christ-followers of every time and place.

Scripture References: Ephesians 1:15-23

From Series: "Five Prayers that Changed the World"

Prayer is such a key part of the season of Lent—in fact, it is such a key part of the whole of life for God’s people. It is the means God has given us to communicate with Him, to share our cares and concerns, to call upon Him in praise and giving thanks. Intimate. Passionate. Expectant. Powerful. We call upon our gracious God, the Lord of heaven and earth. During our Lenten midweek services, we are looking at Five Prayers that Changed the World. Jesus’ power transforms lives, and the Spirit enlists the people of God to pray and anticipate all that God will do.

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