He does not ask God to give them what they do not have, but rather prays that God will reveal to them what they already have.  – Warren W. Wiersbe, Bible Exposition Commentary

I loved this quote from my studies on Ephesians this week. We’re in Ephesians 1:15-23, one of the great Pauline prayers from which I can learn much from. My prayers are all-too-often self-centered, and when they are for others it is about their circumstances not their hearts. I ought to pray more like Paul; pray less about their circumstances and more that they (and I) would see more clearly all God has given us through Christ and how that makes a difference in our moments.

What are you studying in the Bible lately? What is God revealing to your heart? Let me know in the comments.

Linking up with HelloMornings Glorious Grace Fridays.

I am heading to North Carolina today where LaraAbby, and I will be leading a Quench Retreat. So excited. It is always a treat to teach God’s Word and hang out with a bunch of women! (I’m also excited to not have a certain 3-year-old wake me up tonight!)

Have a great weekend, friends!

2 replies
  1. Sandy
    Sandy says:

    Yep, me also Katie – need to pray for other’s heart not just circumstances – especially when i’m praying about my children’s behavior. Actually even for myself also :). Hope you enjoy your time in my now “home state” of North Carolina!

  2. jtothe4thpower
    jtothe4thpower says:

    Thanks for sharing Katie! Selfishness is a lifelong struggle, right!? *lifts coffee mug and declares* ‘To praying like Paul’!
    Have fun at the Quench Retreat! I’m sure you will 🙂


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