Ephesians 1: 15-23

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparable great power for us who believe. That power is the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

A Thought

Paul continues to write to the faithful church at Ephesus concerning their love of God and for all the saints. Paul remembers them in prayer asking God to send his Spirit of wisdom and revelation that  they may know God better and to know the glorious inheritance filled with great power that they have received because of their belief in Christ Jesus. God has given all rule and power to Christ in our present age and in the heavenly realms to be head over the church. Christ is seated at the right hand of God now making intercession on the believers behalf. Thanks be to God!

Our Prayer

Glorious¬†Father thank you for giving us access to you through your Son Jesus Christ to intercede on our behalf. Open the eyes of our heart that we may see our glorious inheritance to become your sons and daughters. Fill us with the same power that raised Christ from the dead that we will be transformed from our old sinful nature to the nature of Christ. We ask in Jesus’ name for your Spirit of wisdom and revelation that we will know you better.