Praying It Forward

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day one) 
“For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father. . .that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.” (v 14, 16)
Preaching isn’t enough.  I am finally convinced.  Even good preaching.  (Please, God!)  Our greatest power is prayer.  After a person hears the gospel and receives Christ by faith, a new urgent need becomes apparent.  We must pray spiritual strength and insight for her.  Notice this commitment in Paul.  Our reading this week is a page from his prayer journal.  Paul was a good preacher.  Ok, maybe.  (See 2 Corinthians 10:10 for those who didn’t think so.)  He was, without question, a great “pray er”.  Never questioning the sincerity of the Ephesian’s salvation, he pressed them forward by praying for them the next blessing and the next in God’s magnificent plan!  Preaching the truth is not enough.  We must pray people forward.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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