Thursday, February 2

loving through prayer

"If you surrender yourself to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and live a life wholly for God, you will realize that the time spent in prayer is an offering well pleasing to God, bringing blessing to yourself and power into the lives of those for whom you pray." ~ Andrew Murray

This past week a friend and I spent some time praying through a list of people who do not know the love of Christ. We used Scripture as our guide for this prayer time as we read through Ephesians 3:14-21 using the person's name for each YOU found in the verses. We would like to do this weekly and trust God for the results which we may not personally see during our lifetime since most of these people are not people we have regular contact with in our lives.  

Do you know someone in your life who needs to find God's love?  Let me save you a step by providing God's Words here allowing you to pray for them right now:

"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen (NAME) with power through his Spirit in (NAME)'s inner being so that Christ may dwell in (NAME)'s heart through faith.  And I pray that (NAME), being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that (NAME) may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him to glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  AMEN" (Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV)

Use whatever version of the Bible you may have - we used the Living Translation that day because that was the Bible we had on hand - and mark this Scripture so you can regularly use it for a prayer time.  You never know how God will use your faithfulness to prayer!

Tammy ~@~

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