2 Thessalonians 3:5
We want to leave you with this prayer that is adapted from Ephesians 3, Paul’s prayer for spiritual growth for the believers at Ephesus.
Heavenly Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. We pray that from your glorious, unlimited resources that you will empower every reader with inner strength through your Spirit. We pray that Christ will make his home in their hearts as they trust in him. May their roots grow down into God’s love and keeping them strong. And may they have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep your love is. May they experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then they will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. We pray that you are able, through your mighty power at work within them, to accomplish infinitely more than they might ask or think. May you lead their hearts to a full understanding and expression of your love and the patient endurance that comes from Christ. We bind everything that comes to steal, kill and destroy their relationship with you back to the pits of hell and we declare that the Holy Spirit will take up residence in their hearts now and forevermore. May we all be pleasing in your sight in all that we do in the earth. In Jesus name, amen!