Friday, February 1, 2008


"I pray that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being" (Ephesians 3:16).

Prayer is not playtime; it is a proclamation that Providence is in control, and that your confidence is in Christ. A man of prayer manifests faith and hope in the Lord.

Therefore, pray for your family, friends and foes to follow Christ with passion and perseverance. Pray for them as Paul prayed, “I pray also 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 the saints…” (Ephesians 1:18). Pray for them as Philemon prayed, “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ” (Philemon 6). Finally, pray for them as John prayed, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well”(3 John 2).
[from daily devotional]

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