Prayer

Ephesians 3 is a wonderfully powerful chapter. In the first part of the chapter Paul makes an amazing announcement. He says that he has been granted new revelation, revelation that has not been available until then. He says that he, and the other apostles and prophets, have been granted fresh revelation about the “mystery of […]

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I invite you to take a slow, contemplative read through this section. Speak the prayer out loud and personalize it by saying “me” where Paul says “your”. Ephesians 1:17-23 – Make it one of your prayers for this year. Paul Prays for us to receive the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation “Because of this, since […]

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Paul’s love for the Colossians believers begins to overflow with counsel and blessing. He says that he is “contending” for them. That is, he is praying with vigorous and unrelenting intensity. He demonstrates a form of prayer that is both intense intercession and prophetic declaration. It is a powerful form of praying that creates an […]

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Paul continues his prayer-filled encouragement of the Colossian believers. Read this section through slowly and carefully, looking for ways to make this prayer yours. Our beloved coworker, Epaphras, was there from the beginning to thoroughly teach you the astonishing revelation of the gospel, and he serves you faithfully as Christ’s representative. He’s informed us of the […]

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We get to really know the heart of someone when we hear them pray. While we only get to read Paul’s prayers rather than hear him, we still get the heart of love and grace Paul has when praying for his people. While Paul was a deeply praying man, we don’t have many of his […]

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