Paul, praying

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day seven)
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father”–v 14.  He was never better than when he prayed.  Never stood taller than when he knelt.  In v 1 of our Re: Verse reading, Paul described himself as a PRISONER.  In v 8, he says he is a PREACHER.  In v 14, he reveals his highest, best power.  He is a PRAY ER.  Boiled down to its essence, Paul’s prayer is for God and a few friends.  V 16 is for the strength of the Spirit.  V 17 is for the constant companionship of Christ. V 18 is for an understanding of God’s love that comes through a relationship with “all the Saints”. V 19 is for the fullness of God.  Strange isn’t it?  Paul asks for none of the things that we often do.  He requests a full measure of  God and full life of friendships.  “Besides You, I desire nothing on earth.”–Psalm 73:25.  Lord, teach us to pray like our brother did!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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