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Ephesians 3:16-19

We pray: that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be
strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man that Christ may dwell
in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be
able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and
height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled
with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:14-21:
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan,
I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,
the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources
he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and
more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's
marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how
long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great
you will never fully understand it.
Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now glory be to God! By
his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask
or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever
and ever through endless ages. Amen.

14-19My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels
out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious
inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that
with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant
dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths!
Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.
20-21God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in
your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply
and gently within us.

Glory to God in the church!


Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes! The Message

1. Father, we pray that You would grant us, according to the riches of Your glory, to be
strengthened with might through Your Spirit in our inner man that Christ may dwell in
our hearts through faith. Strengthen our faith, Lord. Fortify us with love and the truth.
Cause love and truth to dwell in our midst. You desire truth in our inner man. We want to
be a people who delight you because mercy and truth have met, righteousness and peace
have kissed. Father, strengthen our hearts with your pleasures. Thank You that You dwell
within us and desire to make Yourself known. Fortify us by the indwelling of Your Spirit.
Reveal Your love to us and through us so that we are strengthened with might through
Your Spirit in our inner man.
In Jesus’ name would you strengthen us with might through Your Spirit in
our inner man..

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job33:4

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through
me. John 14:6

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden parts You teach me wisdom. Psalm
51:6

Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace kissed each other. Psalm85:10

And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man
whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health
in the presence of you all. Acts 3:16

2. Lord, as a unified body, in one voice, we pray that Christ would dwell in our hearts
through faith and that we would have an ever present awareness of Jesus’ life in us. We
want Your perspective on our lives and decisions. We want to carry Your tenderness and
compassion in our hearts. Make us a corporate revelation of Your love and all that
Christ means. Father make us a beautiful people that accurately conveys the sweetness of
Your Spirit – the Beauty of Holiness. We want to be Christ to those who have yet to turn
to You. Make our hearts a place that You love to dwell through faith.

In Jesus’ name we ask that Christ would dwell in our hearts through faith.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1
Corinthians 3:16

Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth. Psalm96:9

If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him and We will make Our
abode with him. John 14:23

3. Lord, as a people, as Your Children and as Your Bride, root us and ground us in love,
so that we would be able to comprehend with all the saints . . . the love of Christ which
passes knowledge. We so deeply desire that we would be rooted in Love: in Your love for
us, our love for You and a sincere love for each other. We draw our life from Your love.
Help us comprehend the enormity of your gift; the truth that You love us deeply and your
love is everlasting. Breathe Love into the Church. Make us a dwelling place of Love.
Make us an extension of Your love. We want the real deal Lord. When our family,
friends, neighbors, coworkers encounter us, make us the real thing. Let them be loved
through us and see sincere love in us. Attach those encounters to You Lord. Help them
know that it is Christ in us extending love to them. The love of Christ passes knowledge.
In the same way that You are love, make the Church “Love”. Root us and ground us in
love, so that we would be able to comprehend with all the saints . . . the love of Christ
which passes knowledge.

In Jesus name we ask that you would root us and ground us in Love.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you love
one another. John 13:34

Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1Peter 4:8

We have come to know and believe in the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who
abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1John 4:16

Put me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as
severe as Sheol; Its flashes of fire, The very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, nor
will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly
despised. Song of Songs 8:6-7

1. Father, we want to be filled with all the fullness of God. Help us grasp the riches of Your
grace and mercy; the vast wealth of Your life and the love that You have given us.
Enlighten our understanding; give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation so we can
somehow comprehend Your enormous generosity toward us. In light of that, make us a
generous people as well. Make us extravagant lovers, recklessly merciful and kind. Make
us a generous people Lord. Our cup runs over. Reveal the truth to us, that we lack nothing
because of You. We need to know your fullness Lord. We want to marvel at the beauty of
your fullness. In Jesus’ name fill us with fullness of God.

a. Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A large quantity, pressed together,
shaken down, and running over will be put into your lap. For with the measure
you use, you will be measured."
b. Acts 17:28 . . . for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own
poets have said, “For we are His offspring.”
c. Romans 11:33 Oh the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge
of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways

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