A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at Disciples Church with Stu Streeter and shared a message from Ephesians 1 titled, “Waking Up to Your Worth.” Then last night at Jesus Culture Sacramento we had the privilege of having Bishop Parnell Lovelace from Center of Praise who just happened to speak, pray and encourage us from the same text as well.
I believe these simple prayers I created for Disciples Church and for myself will awaken you to a greater awareness of the power of God that is within you and the promises of God that await you!
- The Prayer of Revelation
Ephesians 1:17 – asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.
Paul prays specifically for three things that will help bring revelation to our lives.
- He prays for a spirit of wisdom. Having the spirit of wisdom reveals how God is wanting to work.
- He prays for a spirit of understanding. Having a spirit of understanding reveals why God works the way He does.
- He prays for knowledge. Having knowledge given by the Holy Spirit is having clarity and correct knowledge about who God is. A revelation of His character.
Prayer: Thank you for Your work in my life, now I ask that you give me wisdom and greater understanding so that I can allow what your working in me to grow and cause me to know you more.
2. The Prayer of Evaluation
Ephesians 1:18 - I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people.
Have you ever tried to do something simple in the dark. Darkness makes the most simple things difficult. Paul prays that we wouldn’t be in the dark about the person and work of the Holy Sprit inside of us.
- The Holy Spirit will shed light on your future
- The Holy Spirit will shed light on what He’s calling you to do
- The Holy Spirit will shed light on the resources that are available to you to help you in your everyday life.
That’s why they call the Holy Spirit the Helper. He wants to help you and He helps us by turning the light on for us in areas that we need assistance in such as:
- Personal Breakthrough
Prayer: Thank you for person of the Holy Spirit that lives inside of me. I’m asking that you would shed light on my future, my calling and that you would equip me with every good thing that I need for my everyday life.
- The Prayer of Elevation
Ephesians 1:19-20 - I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
Paul prays a prayer of resurrection over the Ephesians. He prays that the same power that raised Christ from the dead would begin to rise inside of them. Do you have dreams that need to be resurrected? Relationships that need resurrection life? Are you lacking power to overcome the thing that has you down? Are you ready to go to higher heights in Christ by raising your expectation level? Pray the following prayer!
Prayer of Elevation: Thank you for the greatness of Your power that is working on the inside of me that cause my desires and dreams to be doable, my faith to be unshakable and the impossible things that I’m facing possible. Raise the level of my influence and expectancy in 2015 with same power that raised Jesus from the dead.
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