In today’s daily encouragement we refer to one of the great prayers of the great Apostle Paul, from Ephesians chapter 3.
He prays for the church out of his pastor’s heart, that they would know the love of God and become lost in the depth and height and width and breadth of that wonderful all-consuming love.
How often do we use this prayer to pray for ourselves? Or for others? There are amazing keys in praying this prayer. The fullness of God can only come as we are filled with His love, with for us, and then through us. There is no fullness outside of love, because God is love.
We are in week five of a special season of prayer in Golden Valley Church. What an awesome privilege to be able to come boldly to the God who loves us and ask for our requests for ourselves, our community and nation. We are so thankful the He invites us to come to Him and ask; to call upon His name.
Recently we have continued praying for our nation that it will turn in repentance back to God. We have prayed that God will raise up the honour of His Word, the Bible, in our lives and land.
As Sharron reminded us on Sunday, as with Abraham, God has called us His friends. And in the same way that Abraham interceded with God when He was about to destroy Sodom, so we can intercede also for our city and nation.
When we pray, we sense the pleasure of the Father. And we sense His Presence in the midst. How awesome it is to pray!!