As Paul prayed for his disciples in the churches of Ephesus, Colosse, Philippi, and Thessalonica, he asked God to do what only God could do, to take the written word and make it a living epistle in their transformed lives. These are personalized, paraphrased scriptures which are powerful swords of the Spirit. Pray them for the many people for whom you are concerned that they keep growing up to maturity in Christ. God will delight to answer the desires of His own heart as you pray His own words for them.
Father, I pray
that You will fill (my loved one) with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
that (my loved one) may live a life worthy of You, Lord,
that (my loved one) may please You in every way,
that (my loved one) will bear fruit in every good work,
that (my loved one) will grow in the knowledge of You,
that (my loved one) will be strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might,
that (my loved one) may have great endurance and patience,
that (my loved one) will joyfully give thanks to You, Father, who has qualified them to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
Today by Your Spirit make real all their inheritance in Christ Jesus.
Taken from Prayer Portions, pg 294-295 © Sylvia Gunter, 1991, 1995 Prayer Portions
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