In the second half of Ephesians 1, Paul prays a prayer for the church of Ephesus. I’ve taken his prayer for the church and personalized it so I can pray it for myself. I love it as a prayer to start the day because it reminds of me of how much power I have because of my relationship with Jesus, and how much bigger He is than anything I will face that day. Bottom line for the day: Everything I do is because of Him and for Him!
God, I ask you, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give me spiritual wisdom and insight so that I might grow in my knowledge of you. I pray that my heart will be flooded with light so that I can understand the confident hope you have given to me—a holy person who is your rich and glorious inheritance.
I also pray that I will understand the incredible greatness of your power you give me because I believe in you. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honour at your right hand in the heavenly realms. God, you are far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God, you put all things under the authority of Christ and you made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.