Read: Ephesians 1:15-21
15Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. (Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (p. 1134). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.)
Father in Heaven, our Sovereign Lord,
Grant us [the church] the spirit of wisdom to know you and your word;
Grant us understanding for embracing the hope we have in you –
A hope based on your righteous and unfailing faithfulness (Psalm 36:5) –
And insight into the wealth and treasures of your glory (Psalm 113:4-9)
that shines forth the inheritance we have through Your precious Son
Who died that we may live with You in Your glorious realm – our future home (John 14:2-3) –
Who lives to reveal Your will through Your living word (Hebrews 4:14)
Grant us the strength from the greatness of Your divine power
You work in us through Your Holy Spirit to conform us to Your likeness –
Setting us apart to love us and to transform our minds
To think Your thoughts and to act according to Your will.
Grant us the grace to sustain us through all temptations and troubles (1 Corinthians 10:13)
We face daily from those who oppose You, the gospel, and Your Son
From Your enemy – Satan – who stands day and night
Accusing Your children of wrongdoing (Revelation 12:10) –
Those whom you accounted righteous before You.
We thank you for answered prayer and all the gifts we have in You.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,