Prayer for Understanding
My wife’s grandmother told me a few weeks ago that she’s been praying for my Uncle who is not a Christian. I was blown away! Knowing she was lifting up my family in prayer and desired for him to know God was incredibly meaningful to me. I then found out she consistently prays for MANY MANY people who don’t know Christ yet. This is a discipline that I want to develop in my own life and would encourage any Christian to take up. As we look at Ephesians 2:15-23 Paul takes this a step further by sharing how he has “not stopped giving thanks” and praying for the church in Ephesus. Paul shares that he’s praying for God to give them “the Spirit of wisdom and revelation” and “that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened” all to know God better and understand the incredible gift of grace and inheritance we have been promised. It makes sense to pray for those who don’t know Christ to come to know him but I want to challenge us today to be praying that WE and our church family could continuously know and understand God better. For as we grow to know Him better we will grow to be more like Him.
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