December 8th 2007 – Saturday
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
Don’t let me get so busy that I forget to show gratefulness to others. Help me to especially appreciate the loved ones You have given to me. Amen.
I really believe that the entire section of this scripture should be read!
Thanksgiving and Prayer
Eph 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 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. 18 I pray also 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 the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
This is power packed scripture that we can model in our personal prayer life including ourselves and others as recipients.
Please remember when we pray – we should come to Him with confidence and be persistent.
Eph 3:11: according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Hebrews4:16: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Have a beautiful and wonderful weekend!!