Prayer is a natural impulse for God’s people, and the concerns we bring before our heavenly Father reflect what we value most in life. In this message, Alistair Begg uses Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3 to emphasize the need to pray selflessly, focusing more on spiritual matters and less on material comforts. As we call out to God for Kingdom priorities – the preaching of the Word and the conversion of the lost – our prayers align with scriptural models and we grow in our understanding that, in Christ, we truly have all things.
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family3 in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.