Paul’s prayers, Ephesians 1:15-19, 3:14-18; Philippians 1:9-11 and Colossians 1:9-12 have made a great impression on me over the years. Notice some of the phrases:

– “His incomparably great power to us who believe.”

-“that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

-”that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth and insight.”

-“may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.”

– “may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work.

There are more such phrases in these prayers.

If you wonder how to pray for anyone, read these prayers of Paul to the Lord on behalf of your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your neighbors. 

Written in 1982.