Deeply Rooted Prayer
Scripture: “ I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,” Ephesians 1:16-20
A tree can’t grow tall unless it has a good root system. A very tall building needs good foundations, deep underground. In the same way, our prayer life will be shallow if we’re not deeply rooted in our relationship with Christ. When we are strongly anchored in Him, we will have the confidence to ask for great things.
As you start praying for the deep things of God, you will see Him begin to work. Instead of asking primarily for riches, fame, popularity, or miraculous healing, let’s follow the example of the Apostle Paul in his prayer in Ephesians chapter 1.
Challenge: Following Paul’s example, pray for the following:
Pray that you can know God.
Pray for wisdom and understanding.
Pray that your heart would know the hope of your inheritance.
Pray for power. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead—is at work in our lives.
Don’t be afraid to ask God for wonderful new levels of understanding, power, wisdom, and love. Most of all, ask to know him more personally and intimately. He is listening, and he wants to give you more than you can ask or imagine.