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Read Ephesians 1:15-23


Read Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I remember you in my prayers 17and ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit, who will make you wise and reveal God to you, so that you will know him. 18I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, 19and how very great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength 20which he used when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right side in the heavenly world. 21Christ rules there above all heavenly rulers, authorities, powers, and lords; he has a title superior to all titles of authority in this world and in the next. 22God put all things under Christ’s feet and gave him to the church as supreme Lord over all things. 23The church is Christ’s body, the completion of him who himself completes all things everywhere.d

Think

Paul's prayer is that God will open our eyes to see the 'hope to which he has called' us.  But he doesn't just pray that we would know the hope - but that we would know the power too.

Pray

Lord - help me to know your hope for me.
Beyond the hope you have for me - empower me by your Holy Spirit to realize that hope in my life.


20 1.20: Ps 110:1
22 1.22: Ps 8:6
1.22, 23: Col 1:18
23 1.22: Ps 8:6
1.22, 23: Col 1:18
d who himself completes all things everywhere; or who is himself completely filled with God’s fullness.

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