PRAYING THROUGH THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
The book of Ephesians is a good place to learn how to pray the Bible because it includes prayers, reasons to pray, and encouragements to pray (Ephesians 1:16, 3:12, 3:14-21, 5:20, 6:18-19).
If we let the book of Ephesians guide our praying we will find ourselves praising and thanking God for his goodness, praying with boldness because of his grace, confessing our sins because he forgives us, and asking for the things that will help us walk in obedient faith. Along with praying for ourselves, we will pray for our families and friends, and for our church. Our prayers will be motivated by the desire for God’s glory in all the world.
During the Future Grace giving campaign we are praying. Yes, we are also giving funds to the building project. But our giving and building is for the greater end of God’s glory. We are praying for spiritual vision, renewal, and power to be a healthy congregation that makes disciples and reflects the grace of God in the world.