People often ask me, “How do we pray for our children?” In response, I encourage people to pray biblical prayers for their children. Yesterday, we prayed Ephesians 1:15-23.
Today, we learn to pray Paul’s powerful prayer in Ephesians 3:14-23, worded with the names of our children, Josh and Marie (who are young adults).
Note: For an extended outline for praying the Lord’s Prayer, download Your Daily Prayer Guide.
Praying Ephesians 3:14-21 for Our Children
14For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen Josh and Marie with power through his Spirit in Josh and Marie’s inner being,
17so that Christ may dwell in Josh and Marie’s hearts through faith. And I pray that, being rooted and established in love,
18Josh and Marie may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that Josh and Marie may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all Josh and Marie ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within Josh and Marie,
21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
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