Sunday, January 3, 2010


Today we had a special speaker at church. A man who served in Ecuador for 39 years as a missionary. He comes a few times a year. Today he spoke on prayer. And he encouraged us to be readers of the prayers found in Scripture and to be prayers of the same.

At the time I was considering participating in Ann Kroeker's Mega Memory Month and praying for something to hide in my heart. He speaks of this.

So this month, I am going to memorize Ephesians 1:15-23. I am going to memorize and meditate, learning, and pray these words. Perhaps I will move on to other pastoral prayers, learning the art of prayer. Maybe somewhere in the midst of motherhood I can become someone who prays without ceasing and in all things.

Today, I type Ephesians 1:15-23 while reading the words.
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for your while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

and I am reminded of why I never want to teach typing again.

Let's see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved that prayer. What a beautiful one to memorize!

    I'm joining you in Ann's challenge. :-)