The Power of Prayer

So many blogs, Sunday school lessons and sermons on Prayer, as well as Renewing Your Mind these past couple of weeks! Obviously the Lord is working to get and keep my attention. Thought I would share this great post from my fellow blogger, Don Merritt, who I admire and follow consistently. Enjoy and check out some of the other things he has written! Always an inspiration.

The Life Project

Ephesians 3:14-21

This morning’s text is a prayer that Paul gave for the Ephesians, a prayer of power and of selfless love for the saints, a prayer that deserves our review and emulation.

Notice that as he begins this prayer, Paul points out that it is through God that every family derives its name. This is a curious statement, and we might be quick to slip right past it, seeing it as a sort of introduction and missing its amazing impact altogether; let’s not make that mistake today. The sense in which every family derives its name from the Father is not a literal sense, for every family derives its name from God in the sense that it is a relational unit that is bound together by love… and genetics. Think of how God intended for us to live, go all the way back to Genesis, to the garden: We…

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