February 20, 2024

Today’s scripture passage from Ephesians is a prayer. It’s eight short verses, but the words are packed with affection and concern for the people of the church.

Let the words of this prayer become your prayer today. Read it out loud or use the Bible app to listen to these words. Don’t simply read them quickly and move on. Let this be your prayer not only for yourself – but also for people on your heart and mind today. As you pray these words, picture the faces of people close to you, especially from the church.

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21

Is there one phrase from this prayer that stands out to you today? Write it down and try to pray it throughout the day today.

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