In these powerful prayers, Paul asks for many things for his friends at Ephesus – not that they will be kept safe or be successful or become well-known – but that they will get to know God better and to experience more of the love and power God had available for them.
How much is this echoed in our praying for fellow-believers?
How much would God be prepared to do in us and through us if we prayed this way more?

Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23, 3:14-21

Questions:

  • How much do you want to know God better (1:17) and to be filled with the fullness of God (3:19)? Is it something you pray for?
  • How does it make you feel to know you are seen as part of God’s glorious inheritance (1:18)?
  • How much do you echo Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians in your prayers for others in the church?