“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also 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 the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:15-23)
Throughout the epistles that the Apostle Paul wrote, we see some of his Holy Spirit inspired prayers. These prayers are full of the power of God and can be prayed for ourselves or for others. We see in Ephesians 1:15-23, a powerful prayer to help us and others have open eyes to the things of the Spirit.
Paul is praying that God would give us or whoever we’re praying for, a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. So many times people’s eyes are closed by demonic influences and it takes real prayer to break these hindrances. As we pray this prayer over people, we’re asking the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the things of God.
Do you know someone who seems to be so closed to the things of God? Pray this prayer over them as often as you can. Thank God for opening their eyes so their understanding will be enlightened and that they might understand their place in the kingdom of God. There is no power stronger then the Word of God and these prayers that we’re going to look at in the next few days have the breath of the Spirit upon them. Use them and see what God is going to do.
I pray for ____________and I am going to pray this Holy Spirit anointed prayer over them.
Heavenly Father, thank you for opening their eyes as I pray this prayer, that they will see what is available to them in the kingdom of God. I pray that you enlighten their heart and that Your Holy Spirit surrounds them and engulfs their very soul. Lord God I also ask that we would stay obedient in praying for their salvation. Lord God please open us up to sharing Your word, and how You rescued us from bondage of this world. We pray this prayer in Jesus’ Holy name. Amen.
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