Ephesians 1:17-21 ERV; I always pray to the great and glorious Father, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that he will give you the Spirit, who will let you know truths about God and help you understand them, so that you will know him better. I pray that God will open your minds to see his truth. Then you will know the hope that he has chosen us to have. You will know that the blessings God has promised his holy people are rich and glorious. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. It is the same as the mighty power he used to raise Christ from death and put him at his right side in the heavenly places. He put Christ over all rulers, authorities, powers, and kings. He gave him authority over everything that has power in this world or in the next world.
What a great prayer to pray over yourself, your family and friends. It’s what we should pray. That God fill us with his Spirit so that we will know his truths, understand them, know him better. That he open our minds to receive the truth. What truth is that? The truth that we are his holy people and that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us, a great power, that gives us authority over everything that has power in this world. As Jesus said in Luke 10:19, “I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Personally, I love the first part, the part where the Holy Spirit helps us to understand God. Who better than the very Spirit of God to help us understand the nature of God. It’s in the times we seek Him that we will find Him, not haphazardly, but with all our heart. He knows those who want to know Him just to know Him, and those who want to kiss up so they can get something from Him. But He’s so glad you came that He’s willing to let you sense His presence in hopes that you’ll come back again.
Father, as David said in Psalm 34:8, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” I have tasted of Your goodness. Your grace and mercy has surrounded me like a blanket. Your Love for me is the very thing I think on day and night. Sometimes, I’m just overwhelmed by the fact that I, I am Your daughter. You chose me. WOW! I want to be like You. I want to love like You, to show mercy like You do. I want to be patient and kind like You are. I want to know You more. Father, this morning I ask that for everyone who comes to You and asks for more of You, that You would sweep them off their feet today in ways that they know it could only come from You. It’s in Jesus’ name I ask this, Amen