Monday, July 16, 2012

Paul's Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The prediction yesterday was for a wet Monday, but, obviously, from the bright sunshine and puffy clouds here and there, ...wrong again! It has been nice all weekend, except for a shower as I went to bed Sat, night, and a shower Sat. afternoon that did not last long. My grass, what little I have is enjoying the showers and really growing!

Brian and I went to Vienna Cafe for dinner Sat. evening for the first time, and, while the food was enjoyable, if you like Austrian cuisine, the service was a little slow, but the place was pretty crowded while we were there, and then thinned out. The servings were enough for a family, I thought, so I had plenty to bring home for a meal the next day!

We had a powerful sermon yesterday and a very moving song, which I had never heard before. I don't know the name of it, but hope to get the lyrics. It brought tears, it was so meaningful. Sometimes music speaks to me like nothing else can. After church, I went to the park, and saw several families there having picnics, walking their dogs, and just enjoying being outdoors. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 1:15-23

Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere, I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people.

I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come. And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and he gave him this authority for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is filled by Christ, who fills everything every where with his presence.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,