Monday, May 21, 2012

Prayer::Ephesians

Here are some of my notes from a recent verse breakdown in my study time.  Feel free to share your thoughts and input!

Ephesians 6:18-19:

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
  • Not just good occasions
  • Not just bad occasions
  • Not just your friend's occasions
  • Not just your occasions
  • Not just happy occasions
  • Not just sad occasions
  • Not just last resort occasions
  • Not just shout out occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
  • Not just thanks and praise
  • Not just pleads and requests
  • Not just seeking and searching
  • Not just triumphs and victories
With this in mind, be alert
  • Don't forget
  • Stay tuned in
  • Keep tapped in
  • Remember what you are supposed to do
  • Be cautious of forgetfulness
and always keep on praying
  • Don't stop praying
  • Maintain your prayer life
  • Don't let up
  • Continue in prayer
for all the Lord’s people.
  • Everyone
  • Not just yourself
  • Not just the healthy, but the sick too
  • Not just those on track, but those off track too
  • Not just those who have it all together, but those falling apart too
Pray also for me,  
  • Pray for those that pour into you
  • Those that lean on you
  • Those that look up to you
  • Those that seek your counsel
  • Those that build up
  • Those that encourage
  • Those that take risks for God
that whenever I speak, words may be given me
  • That words of light flow with brightness
  • That words of love flow freely
  • That words of conviction flow tenderly
  • That words that should not be heard do not depart from my mouth
  • That words of wisdom flow with might through the leadership and guidance of God
so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
  • So that with no fear my tongue all honor and glory go to the King of Kings
  • So that with no fear my mouth not destroy but build up for kingdom gain
  • So that without fear my utterances can be an example
  • So that without fear the gospel will be clear and not clouded
  • So that with no fear my speech will be precise and eloquent for furtherance of truth

How is your prayer life?  Do your prayers seem to sound repetitive and rehearsed?  Do you pray for the same subject in varied ways?  Is it easier to pray for certain people than other people?




2 comments:

  1. i wouldn't exist without prayer--wonderful post :)

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  2. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26

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