For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
Lord, thank you for all the amazing people you have brought into my life: My precious family who love me more than I deserve, my church family who are a constant model of your grace and for dear friends who remain faithful companions in the good times and in the bad. Thank you also for enemies and critics who keep me from falling headlong into pride and arrogance and drive me to remain near to the cross of Christ.
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
Oh God, I want to see you Word in a fresh way today. Allow me to have uninterrupted time communing with you. Sharpen me with the Truth. Give me keen insight into how this message is to change my heart.
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
Thank you Lord that you have opened my spiritual eyes to see you. I would never have sought you, never have loved you, never have known you unless you did not first wipe the spiritual scales from my eyes. Please open the eyes of my loved ones who do not know you. There are so many without knowledge of the Gospel. Please allow your word to go out in power to awaken their souls.
that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you
On days when circumstances overwhelm me, may I be reminded of the great hope you have laid up for me. One day I will be with you for all eternity – may I remain faithful until that time.
what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
You have given me greater spiritual resources that I ever dared imagine. Forgive me for not availing myself to them. Forgive my lack of faith in your provision and your divine help in times of need. My dear Father, give me a greater vision for what you want to do. May I see the great power that raised Christ from the dead active in my life. Thank you that you have exalted your Son above all and that I can rest in your sovereign control.