Ephesians 1:15-23 – “Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 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, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 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.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” NKJV
I feel like declaring this morning how much each of you mean to me. I treasure each of you more than I can express. As I travel across this land I think of my friends and those who I am trying to reach with the message of Hope. Each morning as I rise and pray, read, and meditate on the things of the Lord, this passage keeps coming to my mind and I, like the apostle Paul, pray it for each of you.
Many of you have expressed your faith and love for the Lord so profoundly and it has deeply touched my heart. I dare not cease giving thanks for you each day because you are so important to the Kingdom of God and to me personally. I have begun anew to pray:
- Father, give my dear friends the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of You.
- Open the eyes of their understanding so that they are always enlightened.
- Make the hope of Your calling so rich and real to them that they are propelled into your desired labor with fervency.
- Make them know, in a new measure, their inheritance in You!
- Cause each of them to know the exceeding greatness of your power to each of us who believe and give them power, protection, authority, and dominion in the Spirit realm.
I pray, “Father, it is my genuine prayer that you protect each of my friends, their families, and those to whom they minister and associate. May you grant them the overflowing riches of your grace and love in all things and at all times. You know how valuable they are to me and if they are valuable to me then how much more are they to you?”
May the Lord bless you richly as you go through your day!