Family Prayers from Ephesians

Family Prayers from Ephesians

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Holy Heavenly Father, My Lord and My God, In Jesus Name, as a family, I proclaim as Joshua did, when the children of Israel entered the promise land, that as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord! In doing so we humbly bow our hearts before You and proclaim Jesus as both Lord and Savior over us. We confess our sins and ask for forgiveness and that You would search our hearts, know our ways and cleanse us from any wickedness and unrighteousness.  We ask for Your grace, mercy and lovingkindness over us and for power in the Holy Spirit. Teach us to pray and how to pray and make supplication according to Your Word for Your glory and for our sake as a family – Amen!

 

Holy Heavenly Father, Blessed be You God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, just as You chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Your Son Jesus we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him we have trusted, after we heard the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation; in whom also, having believed, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. – Amen! (Ephesians 1:3-14)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, our Lord and our God and of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of glory, I ask in the Name of Jesus that You would give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened; that we would know what is the hope of Your calling to us in Christ Jesus, what are the riches of the glory of Christ’s inheritance in us as saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power toward us who believe, according to the working of Your mighty power and grace in Christ Jesus our Lord, which is the same power that raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your 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 age but also in that which is to come. – Amen! (Ephesians 1:17-21)

Holy Heavenly Father, thank you that Christ Jesus made us alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which we once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But You God, who is rich in mercy, because of Your great love with which You loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, You Father made us alive together with Christ for by grace we have been saved and raised up together, and You made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come You might show the exceeding riches of Your grace in Your kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For by grace we have been saved through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is Your gift Father God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which You prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. – Amen! (Ephesians 2:1-10)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, In the precious name of Jesus that we may remember that we were once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— and that at that time we were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, we had no hope and were without You God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus we who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ Jesus our Lord. For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile us both to You God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. Thank you Father that Christ Jesus came and preached peace to us who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the You Father, Now, therefore, we are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of Your household Father God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom we also are being built together for a dwelling place for You Father God in the Spirit. – Amen (Ephesians 2:11-22)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, Abba, I ask in the Name of Jesus that You would grant us, according to the riches of Your Glory, to be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in our inner man, that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith: that we would be rooted and grounded in love and be able to comprehend with all the saints, what is the width and length and depth and height, to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge and that we may be filled with all of the fullness of God in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior – Amen! (Ephesians 3:16-19)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, Abba, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would walk in a manner that is worthy of our calling, in all lowliness and gentleness with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. That we would know there is one body and one Spirit and the one hope of Your calling, one Lord, one Faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all. That we would know and function in our roles, some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, as each was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift given to us by the Holy Spirit, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ toward the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Your Son, Jesus who is our example of the perfect man that we may come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Grant that we would no longer be children tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine and the trickery of men, cunning craftiness or deceitful plotting but instead we would learn to speak the truth in love and grow up in all things into Christ who is the Head. That we would be knit together by what every joint supplies according to the effective working by which every part does its share which causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. – Amen! (Ephesians 4:1-16)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would no longer walk in the futility of our minds, having our understanding darkened and being alienated from the life of You God, because of the ignorance and blindness of our minds and hearts, “It is not so in Christ”, so instead I pray that we would be renewed in the spirit of our minds and we would put on the new man which was created according to You God, in true righteousness and holiness. – Amen! (Ephesians 4:17-23)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would put away lying and speak the truth to our neighbor, for we are members of one another, that we would be angry, but not sin and not allow the sun to ever go down on our wrath, nor give any place to the devil. Let us not steal, but rather labor, working with our own hands what is good, so that we will have something to give those who have a need. I ask that no corrupt word would proceed out of our mouth but instead, only what is good for the necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. That we would not grieve the Holy Spirit of You God by whom we are sealed for the day of redemption. Help us Lord, that all bitterness, wrath, anger, malice and evil speaking would be put away from us with all malice and instead be kind to one another, tenderhearted and forgiving toward each other even as You, oh God, have forgiven us in Christ Jesus. – Amen! (Ephesians 4:25-32)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would be imitators of You as dear children, and we would walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to You God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Lord, grant us a thankful heart and keep us from being partakers of fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, course jesting and idolatry by which no one who practices them will have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Lord, grant in Your mercies that we would walk as children of light for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness and truth and help us to find out what is acceptable to You, Lord.  Help us to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather, expose them, bring them into the light. You have said Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light. Wake us Father, raise us and fill us with Christ Jesus’s light. – Amen! (Ephesians 5:1-13)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Help us Father not to be unwise, but to understand what Your will is. That we would not be getting drunk with (wine, beer or liquor), in which is dissipation, but instead please grant us the understanding of Your will and what Your purpose is through the infilling of Your Holy Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts to You, Lord, while submitting to one another in the fear of God, always giving thanks for all things toward You, God our Father in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – Amen! (Ephesians 5:15-20)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that my wife would submit to me as to You Lord and that I would love my wife as Christ Loved the church, and gave Himself for her. That you would sanctify and cleanse us with the washing of water by the word, that You might present us to Yourself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that we would be holy and without blemish. Help me to love my wife as my own body, for he who loves his wife loves himself, for no one has hated his own flesh, but nourishes it and cherishes it just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body and of His flesh and of His bones. You God said “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Thank you Father for my wife which you have given me and for our marriage, which I commit into Your hands, In Jesus Name – Amen! (Ephesians 5:22-31)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that our children would have respect for us and would be obedient to their parents, because it is right and the first commandment with a promise, that it may go well with them and they may live long on the earth. I pray that as their father you would help me not to provoke them to wrath, but to bring them up in the training and admonition of You Lord. – Amen! (Ephesians 6:1-4)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would be obedient, as bondservants to those that are in authority over us as our masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ Jesus; not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing Your will God from our heart, with goodwill doing service, as to You Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same from You Lord, whether we are slave or free. And when we are in a position of authority as masters according to the flesh, that we do the same things to those under us, giving up threatening, knowing that You, our own Master, is in heaven, and there is no partiality with You. – Amen! (Ephesians 6:5-9)

 

Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that we would be strong in the Lord, and in the power of Your might. I pray that we would put on the whole armor of God to be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Help us Father to take up Your whole armor, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. That we would stand therefore, girding our waist with the belt of truth, and putting on the breastplate of righteousness, and shodding our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; and above all, taking up the shield of faith with which we will be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. And taking the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— that the utterance may be given to us, that we may open our mouths boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which we are ambassadors in chains; that in it we may speak boldly, as we ought to speak – Amen! (Ephesians 6:10-20)

 

Father, I thank You for hearing my prayers and answering them according to Your eternal purposes in our lives. You honor Your Word above Your Name and it does not come back void without accomplishing the very work You intend it to do. May our lives and conduct here on earth be a reflection of Jesus and bring You the glory, honor and the reverent fear that is Yours and Yours alone. You are the Father of lights from whom all blessings flow and I thank You for those blessings in Jesus and in His Name, the Name above all Names, I make these requests for my family known to You. – Amen!

 

 

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