My prayer for you

As I begin retreat this evening (Saturday evening, although I’m scheduling this post to go up on Monday), I gather all the intentions you have shared with me, and offer them with you to our loving God. In addition to many specific intentions for others (what generous readers you are!), many of you also asked me to pray for your spiritual growth, and you offered to pray for me. I am honored to make this retreat “with” you in this way. Saint Paul’s Prayer in Ephesians captures well the spirit of my prayer for you and for myself:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Eph. 3:14-21)

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One thought on “My prayer for you

  1. So nice that belong to Christ and be free in soul from all distress an worry and rest are our gift in Christ with peace and our prayers the Lord love so strong today again with answering in blessing,thanks and bless,keijo sweden

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