Paul is on a roll in the first part of his letter to the Ephesians. He’s painted this glorious explosion of praise at how great this God is that we serve. It’s on that basis as well as the good report that he’s received that pulls him into prayer.
The point of that prayer can be summed up in the sentiment – I want you to know Him.
It is such a weaving prayer request. He wants God to give the readers the wisdom and knowledge in the revelation of Him. Not an academic knowledge that accumulates information to regurgitate. An indepth intimate searching and developing understanding of just who He is He can be known through His Son.
We know it’s more than a head knowledge thing, because looks for the heart to be captured by the light of the knowledge of Him. Knowing what we have in Him and knowing what He can do for us even as He did in taking His Son from death itself to His right hand in heavenly places. As we know that about Him and as we know Him more, the desire is that we see out part in the whole scheme of things. Jesus has done it all so that this great mystery can be made known through the church.
This all flows from that essential initial prayer point that Paul encourages us to know Him, truly and deeply know Him.
This desire is not a time-based request for a people in a given location. It is a desire to which every follower of the Lord Jesus should aspire. Ir’s a powerful prayer point worth pursuing today.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden