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A Pastor Prays for His People (3 of 16)
Series: The Worth of a Christian
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE OCCASION OF PAUL'S PRAYER
II.THE OBJECT OF PAUL'S PRAYER
Turn please to the book of Ephesians in the New Testament. Ephesians Chapter 1, beginning with verse 15. I want to speak today on the subject A Pastor Prays for His People.
Ephesians Chapter 1:15, ''WHEREFORE I ALSO, AFTER I HEARD OF YOUR FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS, AND LOVE UNTO ALL THE SAINTS, CEASE NOT TO GIVE THANKS FOR YOU, MAKING MENTION OF YOU IN MY PRAYERS;
THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF GLORY, MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM:
THE EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED; THAT YE MAY KNOW WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING, AND WHAT THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS,
AND WHAT IS THE EXCEEDING GREATNESS OF HIS POWER TO US-WARD WHO BELIEVE, ACCORDING TO THE WORKING OF HIS MIGHTY POWER, WHICH HE WROUGHT IN CHRIST, WHEN HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, AND SET HIM AT HIS OWN RIGHT HAND IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES,
FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY, AND POWER, AND MIGHT, AND DOMINION, AND EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED, NOT ONLY IN THIS WORLD, BUT ALSO IN THAT WHICH IS TO COME:
AND HATH PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET, AND GAVE HIM TO BE THE HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, WHICH IS HIS BODY, THE FULNESS OF HIM THAT FILLETH ALL IN ALL.''
Now one of the things that you cannot help but notice as you read the writings of the apostle Paul is the fact that Paul is a man who is mighty in prayer. It is true that you can tell much about the life of a Christian from examining his life of prayer.
And it seems that time after time in his writings under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul the apostle reaches colossus height as he prayed. I believe the highest point of his prayer is in the book of Romans when he comes to pray for his own Jewish people.
And he says in that prayer, ''I would even be willing to go t ...
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