Good Morning August 27

Prayer is central to the life of a Christian. We all pray in one form or another. Most often the urgency of our prayers is for particular needs that we or loved ones face. But there are other aspects of prayer we should not forget. To his churches Paul wrote, that he “did not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”(Ephesians 1:16-19) Look at all that is being asked here. That God’s Spirit would work in them giving a deeper knowledge of Himself. That they might deeply understand the promises of God’s gracious life that was ahead of them, and that their trust in Him would be unwavering. We do bring all of our needs to the Lord, but think about raising up petitions like this for all who are on your prayer list.