Paul’s Prayer

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For the fourth and last section of my “November Thankfulness” Bible study, we are studying prayer.  In this study we will be covering a prayer that Paul prayed for the brethren in Ephesus in the Book of Ephesians 1:15-19.

I love this prayer.  It is a perfect prayer to pray over someone you may know that longs to understand God’s Word.  I pray this prayer over my four children and for my husband and myself.  We can never get to the depth of knowledge of the amazing Words of God.  There’s just so much – but O the blessings if we try!

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“For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;
that the God of the 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,
so that you will know what is the hope of His calling,
what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
and
what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. …”

                                                                              Ephesians 1:15-19

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Have you seen my “November Thankfulness” Bible Study?  I have only two more days to add to make it complete and I would love for you to check it out and tell me what you think.  You can find it for free just for you in the right side bar ——>

Happy Praying!

Constance

Advent Thoughts

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I love studying the books of I & II Thessalonians and as I have been preparing my heart for Thanksgiving and looking forward to Advent, which begins November 30, I thought of some particular verses where Paul gave some pretty amazing descriptions of things that are still to come; Things we are asked to comfort each other with in regards to the next coming of Christ.

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“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep,
so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord,
that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord,
will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first.

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Then we who are alive and remain
will be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air,
and so we shall always be with the Lord.

Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

                                                                                                                        I Thessalonians 4:13-18

Blinkin SquigglePeter also gave some words of wisdom in regards to preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.  He said,

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit,
fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Christ.

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
but like the Holy One who called you,
be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
because it is written,

“YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”

                                                                                             I Peter 1:13-16

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What are some special ways you observe Advent?
I would love for you to share your ideas of preparing for the coming of our Lord Jesus in the clouds!

Just leave a comment below.

Our family uses a very special book for Advent called,

“The Handel’s Messiah Family Advent Reader”,

Should Jesus tarry, this book will be a beautiful heirloom for generations to come.
Also, if you would like to know of a wonderful blog that will thoroughly prepare you for Advent, as well as Jesus’ Birthday, check out

expectantlylistening.com with Victoria.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Constance