Ephesians 1:17-21 (NASB) (Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians)
17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
First off! I believe all scripture to be God breathed,inspired, and 100% truth for me. My MY MY could Paul pray a prayer, that gets the Spirit just moving in me! Woooooo! This whole chapter is loaded with treasure for the believer, who reads it and takes it to heart. I love prayer, I believe without a doubt that it is the highest honor and gift that the Father has given us. What a privilege to come before the King of Kings and open my mouth with my puny requests. Yet HE is eager for me to do that. Yet, I am even more sure that HE wants us to think bigger, know HIS power and that we will never ever need anything in this world that will require more power than raising the dead! Can you just entertain that thought? What on earth could we possibly need that would need more power than that? HE wants us to ask for these things…we can have wisdom and revelation in knowlege of knowing HIM. HE wants to enlighten our hearts with the purpose of HIS calling, HE wants us to know the riches of our inheritance, which is ours as HIS children. Everything is under HIS authority, and we need to know HIM more, and to not be content in what we know, but hunger for more of HIM. Our Father God, wants to give us great things-right here on earth-in this day to day life we have, but all of the spiritual wealth kind. HE just wants us to want it. HE wants our hearts to be desperate for more of HIM, to believe who HE is, and HIS capablities without restrictions or limits. Our God is so Awesome, and truly the only one who is worthy of that word!
If you want to pray for me, pray this prayer of Pauls for me, and know I am praying for you the readers (and lurkers, I so know you are there). This has been burning in my heart for a few days, I want it! I want it! I want it! If you are feeling like you are not sure if you want it, pray to want it!