A Prayer for the Saint

Ephesians 3:16-21 is where we find the second of the majestic Pauline prayers, which are so befitting for us, in the Dispensation of God’s Grace. 

Years ago, as I was admiring the power and grandeur of the words in this passage, it occurred to me that I should make this prayer intimately personal.  So, I typed out the following paraphrase, printed it on some fancy stationary, and posted it on my wall, in  my study.  Perhaps you would benefit by doing this and thereby enhancing your prayer life.  Grace and Peace! 

Larry Gabbard

Dear Lord, I pray that you would grant to me, according to the riches of your glory, that I would be strengthened with might, by your Spirit in my inner man!

So that Christ may dwell in my heart by faith!

So that being rooted and grounded in Love, I may be able to comprehend, with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height of the Love of Christ!

So that I would know the Love of Christ which passes knowledge!

So that that I might be filled with all the fullness of God!

Now unto you, O Lord, who are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I would ask or think, according to your Power that is at work IN me,

Unto You alone be glory in the Church, by Jesus Christ throughout all ages, world without end! 

AMEN!

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