1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Praying for yourself…
Father, in the name of Jesus and according to your word in Ephesians 1:17 I pray that you may grant me a spirit of wisdom and understanding that I might grow in the knowledge of who you are. Amen.

Praying for others…
Father, in the name of Jesus and according to your Word in Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that from your glorious, unlimited resources you will empower (NAME/S) with inner strength through your Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in (his/her) hearts as (he/she/they) trust in him. May (NAME/S)’s roots grow down into Your love and keep (him/her) strong. And may (NAME/S) have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is. May (he/she/they) experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then (NAME/S) will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Amen.