Since public prayers serve as examples, pastors often model their own prayers on examples from the Scriptures. Teaching from Ephesians 3, D.A. Carson explores Paul’s prayer for believers to be particularly empowered to grasp God’s great love. We need the Lord to strengthen us from within in order to develop this understanding, and it is only through a deepening knowledge of His love that we can grow into true Christian maturity. When pastors and congregations pray in this manner, aligned with God’s purposes and character, the ultimate result is that He is glorified.
topics: Love of God, Prayer, Sanctification