Weekly? Or Weakly? -- By Dean Masters

"I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, - since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened - so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength." (Ephesians 1:17-19, NET) [1]

I heard an announcer on a Christian radio station say that he had a spiritual grandmother who prayed for him weekly. After he said that I HAD SOME QUESTIONS. Did he mean that she prayed for him regularly or that she prayed without power?

We probably have some people that we pray for regularly. There may be more that could use our prayers on a regular basis. We don't always know what is going on in someone's life but they could always use prayer. Some pray regularly for certain mission fields.

We may pray regularly but are we praying with power? We may ask God to bless a person, but is that powerful prayer?  In the verses above Paul prays a powerful prayer for the believers in Ephesus. We could use this prayer as a model for our prayers if we don't know what specifically to pray about a person or group.

Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we don't pray regularly or when we don't pray with power. Put those on our hearts that need our prayers at this time and those who need prayers on a regular basis. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Thought: Let us pray for those who need power from the Lord.

By Dean W. Masters

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[1] Biblical Studies Press. 2006; 2006. The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; the NET Bible. Biblical Studies Press