Prayer for the Filling of God’s Power and Love
By Debbie McDaniel
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19
God is powerful and loving. And He desires to fill our lives, our days, with that same power and love through His Holy Spirit. Paul prayed this prayer over the Ephesians. He had spent over 3 years with this people, working with the church of Ephesus, he loved them and longed to see them walking closely with God. His desire was that they would be continually strengthened with God’s power, and living out their faith with the example of the love of Christ.
We can know this in our heads, yet find it difficult at times to walk it out in daily life. We’re busy. We’re tired. We feel alone or broken. We’re distracted. We get offended. We harbor bitterness or resentment.
But no matter what we might be facing or feeling, when we’re willing to stand together as the body of Christ, dependent on God for the Spirit’s fresh filling of power and love, all other things lose their hold on us.
For God’s love encompasses all. It reaches to every dark crevice and fills every need or longing. It gives power to forgive and to let go of the past. It releases sin’s hold and gives peace to the hurting. It is powerful and surpasses our own knowledge and understanding.
It is “wide.” It stretches to a greater expanse and extent than we can ever imagine.
It is “long.” It encompasses the length of our days, before and all beyond.
It is “high.” It reaches to the highest heavens.
It is “deep.” It extends to the deepest pit.
His love never fails.
We thank you that you indeed are powerful and loving, that out of your glorious riches you strengthen us through your Spirit in our inner being. We ask you for the fresh filling of your Holy Spirit, we ask for your power and love to fill us. We thank you that as believers we know that Christ dwells richly within our hearts through faith. We pray that you would strengthen our roots and establish our lives firmly in your love.
When the world shouts hate, help us to love. When the past won’t let go, help us to love. When the enemy taunts with lies and surrounds with darkness, help us to love. When a relationship feels broken or we’re betrayed or rejected, help us to love.
Help us to love, and to keep on loving. By the power of your Spirit.
Even when it seems impossible.
Even when it doesn’t make sense.
May our lives be filled with your goodness and power, today and every day, as we walk in your Spirit of love.
In Jesus’ Name,
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Gracious, Merciful, Omnipotent Father, I praise Your Holy name! I thank you for that amazing grace that was sacrificed for me upon that old rugged cross to save lowly sinners such as I. Thank you for your glorious blessings and the many more that are on their way.
You are beautiful, magnificent, powerful, holy, mighty, merciful, gracious, glorious and worthy of all praise.
Romans 3:24 But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.
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Working of the Holy Ghost produces Grace
Lord, help me to acquire gentleness, mercy, grace and peace, that I may be a true example to your flock. Help my life to display Your grace, oh God, through the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Work through me, save my life and change my heart, so that I can be who you want me to be. Lord, I know the inward working of the Holy Ghost produces grace, for Christ is full of grace.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.
Withstanding trials and temptations
Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You), cleanse my heart, for I know once I receive your grace, bitterness does not exist. Help me to remain calm in the middle of my storms as your grace is adorned upon me.
Lord, Lucifer tries to attack your army everyday: financially, spiritually, bodily and even through others, to tear us down. Give your soldiers the amazing grace to withstand these trials and temptations. Let not our inner peace be provoked. Help us to resist the devil for when we do, he shall flee.
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Being steadfast in the storm
Heavenly Father, I submit myself to You. Help me to be humble in all situations for I know you will lift me up.
Jehovah Shalom, I pray today with all my heart, that I do not become bitter when the storm rages. Help me, oh El Shaddai, to grow in grace, each and everyday, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who is worthy to be praised! Amen!
James 4:6 But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Revelation 22:21 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with everyone.
I’m a young Christian, from South Trinidad, seeking the wisdom of the Word and God’s blessings on my life. A journey, that’s just begun, but living to the Glory of God.
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Daily prayer for January 10. In any condition, or any situation we find ourselves, we should never forget that all things work together for those that love God, Christians.
Bible Verse for Today
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
This verse of the Bible was written by Paul, a man that has suffered from great tribulations. What can make him say this? That is because he trusts in God. What you faced in the past or what you are facing now doesn’t mean you can’t make it tomorrow. Job faced terrible times and he was still faithful to God even though he was asked to curse God. Joseph also faced terrible times but all things worked out well for him. He didn’t give up on God and follow Potiphar’s wife, and the end was great.
Don’t you know that sometimes, the situation you are going through God allows to make you strong and to prove to the world that you are trustworthy? The Prophet said in Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand”. If you have seen a potter making a pot from clay before, you will see that after making it, for it to stand strong, they put it in the fire. That’s exactly how we are, that situation might be to make us strong or to be the stepping stone to a greater height. So love God!
Love God Prayer for Today
Father, I worship you because you are the greatest. Thank you for today, I believe all will be well today because all things will work together to favor me today. Everything I do today, let them be successful. Teach me to love you more. I believe you have called me according to your purpose. Let I fulfill the purpose in my life Lord.
Do not let me be discouraged today Lord, even if I face frustration and disappointment. Make all disappointment turn into a blessing for me in Jesus name. Amen.
Also read: DAILY PRAYER: Be an Agent of Joy – Make People Happy. January 9