Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Powerful Prayer 3 - Rooted Deep in Love

One of my all time favorite prayers of Paul is from Ephesians 3.  In verses 14-21 you will find an incredibly powerful and deep prayer.  Since it is a longer excerpt, I am going to quote some of the verses here but give you a link to the whole passage to read on your own when you have some time to really meditate on it.

Ephesians 3:14-21 (AMP)

As usual, I find that there is very little that I can say to add value to these powerful words.  God's Word does not need my help accept to be a tool to spread it.

Here are a couple of questions I have been rolling around as I read and pray over this passage of scripture. 

How well do I understand Gods Love for me?

Am I wholly filled and flooded with God Himself?

Ephesians 3:17-19 (AMP)

   "May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts!  May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

   That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];

   [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!"

That is not even half of this beautiful prayer.  Imagine the power of praying this for your family, yourself and your loved ones each day.  This is a prayer that you can pray over your church and your pastor; all those that you would love to see grow closer to God! 

And we can know that He will here and answer this prayer!  Verse 20 tells us that He is "able to do super abundantly, far over and above all that we ask or think"  So we can pray often, pray big and with complete faith!

Ephesians 3:21 (AMP)

"To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever.  Amen (so be it)."

May your day be full of love, joy, peace and hope!


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