PRAYERS OF PAUL
Paul, from the heart, prayed persistently for his fellow believers. Perhaps his words will guide us in our prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Paul’s prays for the believers in II Corinthians
” Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, through we be reprobates.” (II Corinthians 13:7)
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.” (Philippians 1:9)
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;” (Colossians 1:9)
In I Thessalonians
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (I Thessalonians 5:23)
In II Thessalonians
“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.” (II Thessalonians 1:11)
Paul continually prayed for God to strengthen the early Christians. He desired that the believers would not grow weary. His prayer to the Ephesians reveals an in depth prayer-blessing request for the early believers.
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21)