Paul’s Prayers

nightPaul prayed these prayers for the early churches, for things they needed and that they hadn’t got even though they were filled with the Spirit. Let us pray them for ourselves, and those we pray for, until we begin to receive the spiritual reality they speak of.

Ephesians 1:17

Father, I pray that you will give me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of You, that the eyes of my heart might be enlightened so that I may know what is the hope of Your calling and what are the riches of the glory of the inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of Your power toward us who believe.

Ephesians 3:16

Father, I pray that you will grant me, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with power through Your Spirit in my inner man, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; and that being rooted and grounded in love I may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know, the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that I may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

Philippians 1:9

Father, I pray that my love lay abound more and more in real knowledge and discernment so that I may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ. Fill me with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of You.

Colossians 1:9

Father, fill me with a knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that I may walk in a manner worthy of You Lord, to please You in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in a knowledge of you, God, strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience. I give thanks to You Father with joy, because you have qualified me to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

2 Thessalonians 1:11

I pray Father that You will count me worthy of Your calling that I may fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, that the Name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in me and you Father in Him according to Your grace and the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philemon 6

Father, I pray that the fellowship of my faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing that is in me for Christ’s sake.