Personalized (first-person)

Text:  Ephesians 1:17-23    /     Ephesians 3:14-21    /     Colossians 1:9-14

INTRODUCTION: Since the Bible is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16) and the Apostle Paul wrote by inspiration of the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:20,21), and God is no respector of persons (Acts 10:34), these prayers that are penned, are for us as well as to those whom the epistles were written. Put your name, your family's name, your Church, your pastor's name, friends, others, in the blanks and pray them daily.

"Father, I give thanks to you for who I am in Christ Jesus, and I pray that the God of my Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him (Jesus) that the eyes of my understanding be enlightened; that I may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power toward me is, according to the working of Your mighty power, which You wrought in Christ, when You raised him from the dead, and set him at Your own right hand in heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the Church, which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth are named, that He would grant me according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in my inner man; that Christ may dwell in my heart by faith; that I 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 I might be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to Godís glorious power unto all patience and longsuffering with joy fulness.
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I ask or think, according to the power that works in me, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end."