A Majestic Prayer That We Can Make Our Own (Wed. Oct. 13)

The word of the day is “pray.”  In today’s reading of Ephesians 3:8-21, Paul makes known his prayers for the churches of the region of Ephesus.  The apostle says that he wants to encourage the Ephesians despite his imprisonment.  Therefore, the apostle writes, “For this reason, I bow my knees to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (vs. 14 and 16.) The Majesty of Paul’s Prayer for the Church The prayer soars in majestic phrases. Paul asks for their “strength” “in the inner man” (vs. 16), the indwelling of “Christ in their hearts,” and their “foundation in love” (vs. 17).  The apostle goes on to pray that his flock might comprehend with the saints “width and length and…