Ephesians 3 (NKJV–Bible Gateway)
(Understanding God’s Grace & Faith in Us—Part 2)
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Before you speak this prayer out loud, I would encourage you to use the link above, to read the scripture itself. The link will open a new page, so you don’t lose your place here. The prayer, below, is written in modern English, with the context personalized, as a way of speaking God’s Word back to Him in recognition of His intent toward mankind, while reinforcing our belief and faith in that Word.
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Thank you, Father, that you have revealed to us by Holy Spirit, even as you did for Paul and the other apostles and prophets of their time, that we are your fellow heirs by faith in your grace and power, and that there is no longer a division between Jews and Gentiles. We ALL have received what Jesus did for mankind, as the perfect Sacrifice Lamb, and that this was your intent from before you created our human timeline.
Not only are we all heirs, there are no stages or divisions of power among us, or any preference given to any of us, and your many-faceted wisdom is available to us ALL–according to the never-ending purpose which Jesus secured for us. We understand that we have been given boldness and confident access to you, our Father, through faith in Jesus, with revelation from Holy Spirit. We are your heirs, and partakers of your kingdom together, as one body, through faith in your grace and power. We are all equal in your sight.
You created all things, which includes every one of us, by the Word. We bow our knees in worship to you–the Lord Jesus Christ. We understand that you have named the entire family in both Heaven and Earth. Thank you, that you have granted us–according to your riches in glory–that we can (and should) walk in your strength and power, through Holy Spirit who lives in our hearts through the faith you have given us, and that we are daily being rooted and grounded in your love, which gives us understanding (as part of the one body) of the width, length, depth, and height of your love, that completely surpasses all worldly knowledge, and which sets your fullness inside of us (as individuals, and as your corporate heirs).
Indeed, you are able to create and do WAY more than we could ever ask or think. Yet you have set your power to work within us. Therefore, we bow our knees and thank you forever, for the glory you originally placed in mankind, and later restored in us through the shed blood of Jesus and the indwelling of Holy Spirit in us.