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Wednesday, August 21

Prayer Matters

Today's reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

Paul was a prayer warrior. He knew the power and importance of prayer, and as a result, he constantly talked with and brought requests to God as part of his daily routine.

Paul's example in the area of prayer is something we would all do well to follow. One thing that repeatedly stands out to me from Paul's prayers (and we see it here in Ephesians) is his diligence in praying for others. And his others-focused prayers contain more than what I call the typical earthly needs requests (health, finances, jobs, relationships). Paul's requests also include spiritual matters--requests for God to help and move people forward in the areas of spiritual knowledge, wisdom and growth--all critically important things for believers.

What's your prayer routine? Does it include regularly praying for others? When you pray for yourself and others, is it your practice to ask God for help with spiritual matters--spiritual growth, wisdom, knowledge, discernment? Why is this important? How might/will you draw on Paul's example in Ephesians 1:15-23 going forward? Tami

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