Happy New Year 2023 - a new year, a new beginning, a fresh start! I want you to know that I am praying for you that 2023 will be a breakthrough year full of unexpected blessings and spiritual growth. I am committed to pray through Ephesians 3:14-21 daily keeping you in mind. I hope you join me. Below is a deeper look into Paul's prayer for the saints in Ephesus. It is also my prayer for you.
That the Father would grant you according to the riches of His glory . . .
As I surrender myself to the Father in prayer for you, I am in awe that He welcomes me, accepts me and provides unlimited resources and spiritual riches of His glory for every request I bring before Him. The vastness of His grace, mercy and all His attributes are available to us, His children. Right now, He hears. Right now, He is mindful of you and all your cares and concerns. Right now, He will grant our requests according to Who He is, according to the riches of His glory!
2023 New Year Prayer for You
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from 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 through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
1) I pray for you to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.
Though the outward man is perishing may your inner man grow strong through the Holy Spirit. May your life be characterized with spiritual power in all circumstances. May the Holy Spirit strengthen you in your faith so you can stand strong against the attacks of the enemy. May you have mighty power in ability and in action. May you persevere through all of life's trials with grace, joy and praise to our Lord Jesus.
2) That Christ may dwell in your heart through faith.
May Jesus inhabit and fill up all the space in your heart. May your heart belong only to Him and no other. May His presence within you pervade, prompt and govern every area of your life. Your heart is a dwelling place for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, may you keep it clean and prepared for Him. May you enjoy His presence and the sweet fellowship He gives.
3) That you would be rooted and grounded in love
The greatest of attributes is love. Every good & beautiful characteristic flow from it for God is love. May His love be rooted and grounded in your soul. May the firm, solid foundation of your life be love. May it go so deep within you that it overpowers all other emotions and actions. As Christ loves you, may you love others. As Christ forgives you may you forgive. We love because He first loved us. May you initiate love as He has initiated love towards you. May your life be characterized by sacrificial love for others.
4) May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - To know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge
It is only when we experience the love of God within the body of Christ can we comprehend the vast, limitlessness of His love. We cannot lay hold of it without sharing it with each other. I pray you will lavish love upon others even when undeserved for we are all undeserving. May you experience the massive, boundless, expansive love of Christ within the body of Believers this year. May you come to know, really know the Love of Jesus that surpasses all knowing – it will change everything!
5) That you may be filled with all the fullness of God
I pray you will be so spiritually strong, so controlled and compelled by His divine love that you are totally and fully dominated by the Lord Jesus with nothing left of self. Filled with all the fullness of God. Oh, how is that possible? Thank you, Lord, that you immediately answered this question. It is YOU, all about You, Your ability, not ours. Your strength, Your abundance, Your Holy Spirit and power that works in us and through us from generation to generation.
NOW to HIM who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever,
Amen Ephesians 3:20-21
My prayer for you is to have 2023 be an Ephesians 3:20 year! May you experience Jesus in His fullness and His love in abundance. I am trusting Jesus with you that no matter what this year brings this LIFE Jesus gives us is not only possible it is assured! Give Him your whole heart and He will amaze you exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think!
All for Jesus and His Glory,
P.S. I would like to challenge you to take 30 days to draw close to God. Watch the video below for the challenge and a quick look inside the Women's edition of our Bible Time Journal. You can use the Bible Time Journal for Women, Men or Teen Girls to keep you focused or just use a notebook and your Bible. BUT JUST DO IT!! Make it a habit - it will change your life.
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