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Four Life-Changing Prayers

Use the following four passages from three of Paul’s epistles (letters) as a pattern of prayer for yourself and/or others

Ephesians 1:17–19a

“[I ask] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,

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Faith and Obedience

This article borrows heavily from Walter Henrichsen’s A Layman’s Guide to Applying the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1978).

Of these four, the one most heavily emphasized in Scripture is application.

The Bible consistently emphasizes faith as a commitment to what God says—and acting on it. Those mentioned in Hebrews 11, often called the “Faith Hall of Fame” in Scripture, illustrate this definition of faith.

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