Ephesians 1:15-23

Jesus, be the Lord over ALL my life.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Father, thank You for the privilege of being able to come directly to You, to pray, to converse with You about anything and everything.  Thank You for Your total acceptance of me, regardless of my frame of mind or state of heart.

Thank You too for the opportunities to speak to You about others, their concerns, their hopes, their needs.  Give me the kind of diligence and persistence that Paul had in His interceding for others.  May I never cease giving thanks to You for the people with whom You’ve blessed my life, because You’ve let me see their faith in You and their love for Your people.  Remind me to keep on asking You to give them what they need to know You better.  Prompt me to pray earnestly for You to show them through the eyes of their heart the riches of their inheritance from You in Jesus, Your incomparably great power, and the hope (or assurance) to which You’ve called them.

You fill “everything in every way,” Lord.  Here I am as a vessel in need of a refill.  May these things I pray for others be also intercessions or petitions for myself as I continue to surrender myself to Your work in me as You make me just like Jesus. Amen.