Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ephesians 3:14-19

A Prayer for the Ephesians
14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

What an awesome prayer! I love how Paul speaks of the Holy Spirit here. We know the Holy Spirit does strengthen our faith through Word and Sacrament. And such beautiful language speaking of Christ's love is found here--wide, long, high, and deep. That love is so vast. It is boundless.

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