An Experiential Knowledge of God
Scriptures For Meditation: Eph 1:Col 1:1-14; Eph 5:14-17
Our prayer focus for today,, will be on having an authentic experimental knowledge of God.
To this end, we will meditate on, and pray the prayers that Paul prayed for the believers in both the Ephesus and Colossian churches over ourselves.
Let’s begin with thanksgiving for the grace that we have received to be called children of God.
Let’s pray Eph 1:17
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant us a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
That the eyes of your heart will be flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).
That you will know by experience, the workings of the power of His resurrection.
And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,
Pray that you will be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things.
Pray that you may walk (live and conduct yourself) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things.
Pray also, that you will consistently live a life that is bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].
Pray that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,
Let’s prophesy Into the month of October, That our knowledge of God will indeed produce fruit that will also prosper us in all our ways, spiritually, temporally and materially.
Let’s pray also, that the month of October will align with the perfect will of God for us and that the riches of His grace and favour will be abundantly manifest in our lives in Jesus’s Name.
Let’s end today with a prayer of thanksgiving and rededication, consecrating our lives afresh to Him and praying that the evidence of our faith in the Lord will bring glory to His Name and draw others to Him, desiring to serve Him as well.
Pastor Wale Ola