What Paul Prayed: Know God Better

“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.” (Ephesians 1:17)

What’s the very first thing Paul reveals to his friends that he prays for them? What’s the first thing that comes to his mind to ask God to give them? His repeated prayer is that they will know God better.

stones_350We’ve already been told that these Christians have faith in Jesus. They have a reputation for loving “all the saints” (other Christians). Paul’s readers were living solid Christian lives at a time where that cost something. Obviously, they already know God.

Paul wants them to know him better. His prayer is that they won’t get satisfied, that they won’t reach a plateau in their relationship with God where they think they know enough about their Creator and just coast through the rest of their days and into heaven. He wants God to take them – and us – to a deeper level of understanding -im.

Think: How much do you desire to know God better? How could you grow your appetite for knowledge of God?

Pray: Ask God to make you hungrier and hungrier for knowledge of him. Thank him for revealing himself to you in the Bible and for giving you the opportunity to grow in wisdom about him.

Do: Pray this verse for the 6 people on your list from yesterday. (Scroll down to the Monday devo if you missed it.)