Prayer for This Lord’s Day

Today’s prayer is based on Ephesians 3:14-21, which our pastor will be preaching on this morning in worship.

Gracious and Almighty Father in Heaven, like the Apostle Paul we kneel before you in awe, in worship, and in praise. Each of us was created by you, in your image, to live for your glory. We pray this morning, that you would, out of your glorious riches, strengthen us with your power for the journey of life we travel each day. We pray that through your Holy Spirit who lives deep within our inner beings, you would remind us that your Son, our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, dwells in our hearts through faith.

We pray that each of us would be rooted and established in your love, that we would have the power and ability to see and understand, with the rest of your people, how wide and long and deep the love of Christ truly is. We pray that you would give us the depth of insight to genuinely know this love that surpasses knowledge, so that we would be filled to the measure of your fullness in our very lives.

We ask all of this in the name of him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or even imagine, according to his sovereign power that is at work within us. To him be glory in his church and in Christ Jesus our Lord, throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen. (Based on Ephesians 3:14-21)

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.