“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.”
If you were to receive a letter with these words, how would you feel? If you knew that someone was praying these things for you and over your life, wouldn’t just lift your soul? What wonderful exhalations from Paul to the church in Ephesus. Paul prayed the believers in Ephesus may no longer find hope and trust in false idols and gods but that their hearts may be enlightened, to firstly know God better, but also to know their position in Him better. In other words, Paul prays for the believers to know God more and to know who they are in Him.
This isn’t just a prayer for the Ephesian Christians. This should be a prayer that we all pray for each other. Today’s challenge is to pray this prayer for at least one of your friends. Ask that God may give them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, to open their hearts to know God more, to know why they have been called by God and to know their position in Him, who He has created them to be. If Paul deemed it fit to pray this over others, we too should heed His instructions and do the same.