Paul’s Prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23

Paul, why are you praying?

Because I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.

What are you saying in your prayers for us?

I’m thanking God for you.

How often do you thank God for us?

Every time I pray.

Who are you praying to?

The God of our Lord Jesus Christ — the Father of glory.

What are you praying for?

That He might give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Himself.

How does that happen?

He enlightens the eyes of your heart.

What’s the purpose?

So that you will know the hope of your calling.

Could you explain that?

So that you will know the riches of the glory of His inheritance among the saints.

Anything else?

So that you will know the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.

What kind of power are we talking about?

The working of the strength of His might.

Can you give an example?

He raised Christ from the dead.

That’s powerful…

He also seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

What does that mean?

He’s far above every ruler and authority and power and lordship — above every title that can be named.

How long will He be exalted like this?

Not only in this age but also in the coming age.

What about everything else?

God has put everything under Christ’s ruling feet.

What about us?

God has given Christ as the head over all things to the church.

What’s the church?

The church is Christ’s body.

We’re His body?

Yes — you’re the fullness of Him who fills all in all.


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