“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,” Ephesians [3:14]
What causes you to bow your knees before God?
Do you not know where your next meal will come from? Maybe the grief tearing at your heart is so violent, you can’t imagine a time it will stop hurting. Are you seeking him for a career, a job, a spouse, or a promotion?
We most often pray for what we believe we most need. However, if our prayer life is only focused on need, we risk missing what prayer is meant to make us see. In Ephesians 3, Paul is brought to his knees with the hope that the Ephesian church will be equipped and empowered to see Christ, follow Him, and display His glory from their neighbors to the infinite reaches of the heavens. Paul sees his struggles, and the church’s challenges, in the context of the proclamation of God’s glory.
How would your prayer for a meal change if you believed God desired to display His eternal glory in His love for you? And that He intended to do so by His provision? What confidence might you find to seek Him to heal the wounds of your soul if you believed He worked all things together for the good of those who love Him to the glory of
If in prayer, we pray to have our hearts turned to God’s perspective, we will find our hearts desiring what’s best and finding peace in Him.
God, teach me to pray as Your Son did in the garden: not my will, but Yours be done. Give me the confidence that Your way is best and vision to see how You will save. Amen.
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