Just Pray

When my son was a toddler, he would thank God for whatever was on his highchair tray. One particular meal brought giggles when he prayed before his food was dished up, “Thank You for my spoon and fork.” 

The apostle Paul included many beautiful prayers in his writings to believers. As you read this prayer to the church in Ephesus, imagine the words being spoken over you or you speaking them over your loved ones. “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe” (Ephesians 1:17-19a).

Let’s look at what Paul covered in these few verses. One, for a Spirit of wisdom and revelation for the purpose of knowing Him better. Do I need wisdom to apply knowledge? Yes. Would I love for the Lord to give me a revelation to clear up confusion? Absolutely! Do I yearn for myself and others to know God and His Son better? Without a doubt.

Two, for the eyes of our hearts to be opened and receptive to His light and to know and experience the hope He brings. Three, be aware of the heavenly inheritance and rewards that await us. And four, remember the power available to believers, that same mighty power that rose Jesus from death’s grave. Yes, we have access to that power!

Whether a fumbling phrase or fluent paragraphs, God loves when His people pray. (You may want to memorize and pray the above verses.)

Just pray.

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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