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Prayers for those we love

January 19, 2023

From Jackie Payne

So I am still reading through last year’s Read the Bible in a Year plan. It’s been slow going (obviously), and I have gotten bogged down some, but I am bound and determined to read the Bible, start to finish, at least one time.

Right now I am in Ephesians, which is such a great letter. These verses stopped me and had me rereading and highlighting:

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:17-21

What struck me (and what I wrote in the margin of my Bible) was this resonates for me as a prayer for my son, Lucas. This is my hope for him as he grows up - that he may know God, experience the Spirit’s wisdom and revelation and have his eyes opened to God’s hope.

What prayers do you have for your loved ones? What parts of the Bible so resonate with your feelings toward the people around you. What can you pray over them?


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