Paul’s Prayer For The Ephesians

For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 2:14-19 NIV

In this prayer the apostle Paul reflects some of Jesus’ parting words to His disciples. In John 15, Jesus admonished his disciples to abide in Him.  Abiding in Him was a necessity if they were to bear fruit.  In verse 9, Jesus asked them to remain in His love the same way He stayed in His Father’s love by being obedient .  Jesus further instructed them to love each other. (verse 12).  This prayer emphasises the fact that we are called, not to place our affections on temporal things, but on true riches that are eternal.  It points to the the goal to which Christians should be aspiring, that is, becoming more like Christ.  This is what Paul wanted for the Ephesians. This is what Jesus wants for us. This is what we should want for all Christians.

Make this prayer part of your life by praying it regularly. God will honour your sincere requests.


About veldaville

A retired special education teacher with a Masters Degree in Education from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Was raised in an evangelical church but at age 20 joined Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God. After spending over 30 years in that cult, God opened my eyes to his truth and brought me back to the things I had learned when I was a youth. I believe that I was a Christian all along but because I was young and unlearned in the Scriptures, I fell prey to a religious cult. My ambition is, therefore, to proclaim Jesus Christ to all and especially to those who have been deceived by false teachers. My hope is that they may see the light and be saved from those who prey on their souls.
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