As Paul prayed for his disciples 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 personalized, paraphrased scriptures are powerful swords of the Spirit. Pray them for the 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 Word for them.
I call You, Father, and I pray
that from Your glorious riches You will strengthen (my loved one) with power through Your Spirit in their inner being,
that Christ may dwell in (my loved one’s) heart through faith,
that (my loved one) will be rooted and established in love,
that (my loved one) may have power, with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
that (my loved one) will know this love that surpasses knowledge,
that (my loved one) will be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
I give You all the glory, for You are able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to Your power that is working within us.
Taken from Prayer Portions, pg 294-295 © Sylvia Gunter, 1991, 1995
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