A Receipt for a Prayer

I got an email this week telling me that a friend of mine and her ten year old daughter had chosen a personal scripture verse to use as a prayer for each of their family members and “others” who they knew needed prayer. I made the cut as one of the “others” and learned via this email that they were praying for me from Ephesians 3:14-21.

Here is my receipt acknowledging that I have received this prayer and am claiming it for myself.

Father, I am so thankful that you have led my friend and her precious daughter to kneel before you and pray for me. I acknowledge you as the Name that we claim; the name that makes us brothers and sisters.

Thank you that out of your glorious riches you are strengthening me with power in my inner being. I need strength today. Thank you that your resources are more than I can measure and your desire to give is driven by generous love.

Thank you for choosing to dwell in my heart. I want You to feel at home with me and for me to feel at home with You.

Thank you that through the prayers of my friends I am being rooted and established in love and really getting a grip on how wide and long and high and deep Your love is.

This is almost too good to be true but I am choosing to believe that I am coming to know this Love that is much more than knowledge and that I am being filled up with you, God. I am glad that this verse says it is more than I can understand because I don’t understand. I humbly receive and gratefully believe.

As I embrace this prayer I am reminded that you are able to do so much more than I can ask or imagine and this power is at work within me now. I am grabbing on to this promise because I have some things that I don’t even know how to talk to you about. Just do what I would ask you to do if I were smart enough to know your will for me and those I love

Take all the glory for Yourself, God and may generations praise you forever and ever.

This receipt acknowledges that I have received this prayer and claim the promises for myself.


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