Wednesday, November 24, 2010


A Prayer to Pray for Others

I've been hanging out in the book of Ephesians for a while and was struck by the prayer that Paul prayed for the believers. It is a prayer that I found myself saying for my family, my friends, my team, my church, and those around me who are far from Christ. You may want to pray it as well. Just replace the "you's" with a person's name. What a great prayer to lift up on someone's behalf.

Ephesians 3:14-19
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.