If you were to have asked the Apostle Paul, he would have said to you that he never imagined living or working from a Roman jail cell, with Roman guards as his co-workers. Yet with joy radiating from his face, and a quiet serene peace he would say that these four things kept him going every day
- Knowing God’s wisdom;
- Trusting God’s hope;
- Anticipating the riches of God’s glorious inheritance;
- Experiencing God’s incomparably great power.
If you asked him to comment on his work conditions he probably would have said “I have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ and that is sufficient”.
If you asked Paul what he was praying for that day, he would have said that his prayers were for other Christian’s. Paul would have said he was praying that his Christian friends in Ephesus would know God’s wisdom, trust in God’s hope, anticipate the riches of God’s glorious inheritance and experience God’s incomparably great power (Eph 1:15-23).
This week, think of two or three people that you know in your workplace and follow Paul’s example in praying for them.
Over the next four days we will be sharing with you some prayer suggestions based on Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians in Ephesians 1:15-23.
As you pray this week for your co-workers, may your heart be filled with praise to the Lord, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to you.
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Amen (Eph 1:17-19).