A Life of Prayer
by Joanne Ellison

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:

  1. The call of God
  2. The glory of God’s inheritance given to us
  3. 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:



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1 Comment

  1. Jen

    Amen and Amen!!!!! Another brilliant teaching by Joanne!! Lets all clear our minds and hearts of false idols and counterfeit affections through repentance and have GREAT expectancy to hear our Loving Father!!!!! “We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Eph 6:12


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