Today in our study of Ephesians, we looked at Ephesians 1 15:23. As you know, I share notes from my teachings here on the blog.
In this lesson, as we look at Paul’s prayer, we see:
- He goes directly to God in prayer. There is no go-between
- He prays for wisdom and revelation and hearts to be enlightened
- He prays for them to know their inheritance and power in Christ
Prayer consists of praying to a God that we can’t see with our natural eyes. Prayer is more about hearing from God than hearing from us, which means we need to tune into His station. I want to suggest that worship is the means to do this.
When we worship Jesus and focus on Him in prayer we must be:
- Expectant (set the bar high)
- Tune in to His station
- Fear God and not man so you can hear clearly.
- Listen together as a team
- Wait on the Lord
- Desire His will more than having your needs fulfilled
Paul wants his readers to know that this enlightenment through wisdom and revelation in knowing God will lead to three things:
- The call of God
- The glory of God’s inheritance given to us
- The greatness of God’s power
In closing, I want to share with you this video. Watch this and reflect on what prayer means to you: