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There are many incredible prayers recorded in the Bible. Perhaps one of the most powerful is the Apostle Pauls prayer recorded in Ephesians 3:14-21. Please take a moment and read again this amazing prayer which sits at the apex of the most amazing epistle Paul wrote.
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named ,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man ;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love ,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height ;
And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God .
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us ,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen ."
As difficult as it is to understand, Paul did not bow his knees to Jesus, but rather unto the FATHER of our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul did this because God the Father is He of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. I believe it would be a horrible mistake to forget that God is still the Father and it is He who deserves all of our humble adoration.
Pauls prayer was that God the Father would mightily strengthen the believers in Ephesus by way of the Holy Spirit within them. Paul s prayer was that Christ would dwell (take up residence) in their hearts by way of their faith as they become rooted and grounded in love.
Pauls prayer was that each believer would be able to comprehend every dimension of Christ and they come to know the love of Christ which is so great it surpasses knowledge. Pauls ultimate prayer was that each believer would be filled to overflowing with all the fullness of God.
In Pauls doxology, he makes the incredible statement that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ever ask or THINK according to the power at work within us. How powerful is the Holy Spirit within us? Able to do exceeding abundantly above anything we could dare to think.
Paul concludes his prayer with that which I pray we never forget. Unto God be glory in the church BY CHRIST JESUS throughout all ages world without end. Amen. As we strive to grow in our love, appreciation and understanding of everything God did for us in Christ Jesus; we do indeed bring glory to God throughout all ages and for all eternity.