Often in the New Testament we find Paul’s prayer journals. Although they aren’t necessarily labeled as such, the writing of Paul contains specific prayers that he prayed. Not only does it give us incredible insight into the heart of this Apostle, but teaches us how we can also pray.
Ephesians 1:15-23 is a great example of this:
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, 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, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, 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. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
How can we use this prayer from Paul to pray for others?
- Pray that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation be with them. Enlightening their hearts and guiding their steps.
- May they stand firm in their knowledge of God’s hope and greatness. May they stand firm in the knowledge of their status as saint and heir.
- May they be reminded that they are part of the body of Christ and be filled by his fullness alone.
This is a simple and powerful prayer to pray over your own life, home, local congregation, and corporate body. Join us this week as we continue to speak this prayer at our NOON TIME PRAYER.
Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:
- Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
- Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
- Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!
- Starting August 31, you can sign up for a DAILY TEXT notifications to pray. Simply click on the link https://www.remind.com/join/onthewall or TEXT @onthewall to 81010.