Paul’s Prayer For the Ephesians
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, [asking] that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-20)
Paul said this prayer about the Ephesians when he was trying to show them the power and strength of God’s love. We can pray that others find hope in God, too. One way we can help others around us is by praying for them, and this is a great prayer for when we are unsure of the situation that someone is in. While we don’t always know details, we can pray for them by asking God to wrap His arms around them and show them grace.