A Prayer for What I Need Most
O gracious God, Father of the Lord Jesus,
Through your Son’s words I hear you ask me “What do you want me to do for you?” (Luke 18:41). This is my answer: I want Ephesians 3:16–19.
I want you to “strengthen me with power through [your] Spirit in [my] inner being” (verse 16). I need your power more than I need prosperity or popularity or peace in my family because I am so weak.
I need more power because I long for more of Jesus to “dwell in my heart through faith” (verse 17). I know he dwells there now, but not enough of him. I want more of him. And I can only have that if your Spirit strengthens my heart to hold more of your Son through faith.
I need more of Jesus in me so that I will be “rooted and grounded in love” (verse 17). Your…