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Monday, January 28, 2013

Might in the Inner Man

Meditation and Prayer on Ephesians 3:14-21

I bow before You, O Precious Father. We call You Father for so many reasons: You are the Father from
eternity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your eternal Wisdom, Who rejoiced with You before the world began. 

You are the Father of all fathers, and all fathers are named after You, for there is no power, or authority, or
existence that You have not created and hold in Your own hands, whether in heaven, or in earth, or in things
under the earth, for You have created all things and uphold all things by Your mighty Power.

I pray for myself and for all Your church. We are so weak in our inward man, O Precious Father. We give 
way so easily to temptation, especially in the inner man, the hidden man of the heart. Because of this we pray 
for Your mercy and grace, for sin and desire are very strong in the flesh and hold us captive to sin and 
misery unless we are freed by Your Spirit.

How abundant are Your riches in glory, Precious Father. We are weak and poor because we are poor in 
You, O Lord. Give us the gift of inner strength. That the might of Your Spirit, who raised again Christ Jesus 
from the dead, would enliven and strengthen in our hearts, that the strength and fiber of Christ, the mighty 
Conqueror, might dwell in our hearts by faith.

Save me and Your Church, O Father, from weakness and spinelessness and timidity and fear. The Spirit that 
You have given us is not the Spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and soundness of mind. May we have 
boldness, first of all, to come into Your presence through the blood of the everlasting covenant. Second, may 
we in Your presence receive grace to help in time of need. I pray, O Precious Father, that Our God would 
count me and all Your church worthy of this calling, to fulfill all good pleasure of Your goodness, and the 
work of faith with power, as You have promised and for which the apostles prayed. 

Sin is very strong, O Father, in the inner man, but greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world. Satan 
has great power in the world, but the power of Christ is greater to subdue sin and unbelief and strengthen me 
with all Your saints with might in the inner man. The victory that overcomes the world is faith. Work that faith 
in us and drive away weakness and fear.

O Precious Father, give me to be rooted and grounded in love. I need to be enabled [given strength] to 
understand with all the saints what is the breadth, the length, the depth, and the height. For Christ is all and 
all. He is the measure of all things and such knowledge is beyond the measure of any single saint of Your, but 
grant unto each of us to understand according to our measure, and seek Your face in all Your people, and 
we must not despise the weakest of Your faithful people.

In the fullness of Christ is the fullness of God, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. We 
come to completion through faith In Christ. I do believe, O Father, that You are able to do so much more, 
exceedingly abundantly more, than I can even think or ask, through the power that works in us. May I not 
limit You, O God, but give You glory in Your church by Jesus Christ throughout all ages, world without end. 
Amen and Amen.


“14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family 
in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be 
strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that 
ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, 
and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye 
might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all 
that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ 
Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Eph 3:14-21)

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