God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who has chosen us in Jesus
Before the foundation of the world,
In whom we have redemption through his blood,
Through whom we have a perfect inheritance,
And are sealed with the Holy Spirit,
We praise you, Father, for your gifts that cannot be numbered.
We thank you for your people, the church,
And ask that you would give us
The Spirit of wisdom and revelation,
And open and enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
So that we may know the hope to which you have called us.
Make us also to know the riches of your glory,
And the immeasurable greatness of your power,
The same power that raised Jesus from the dead,
And seated him at your right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all rule and authority and dominion,
Not only in this age, but also in the age to come.
Father, we bow our knees before you,
And according to the riches of your glory,
Grant us to be strengthened,
Through your Spirit in our inner being,
So that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith.
As we, by your grace, become rooted and grounded in love,
May we comprehend with all the saints,
What is the breadth and length,
And height and depth of the love of Christ,
A love that surpasses knowledge,
That we may be filled up with all the fullness of God.
Father, you are able to do far more abundantly
Than all that we can ask or think,
And according to your power at work within us,
Glorify Jesus in your church throughout all generations,
Both now and forever.
Adapted from Ephesians 1 and 3, this is a prayer of praise and thanks for all that God has done in the gospel. In the gospel of Jesus, God has made known his grace, glory, power, and love. This prayer also seeks a greater experience of these things.