Prayer: The Blog Series- Paul

Prayers Paul prays for his churches:

ESV Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

ESV Ephesians 1:15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

ESV Ephesians 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith- that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

ESV Philippians 1:9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

ESV Colossians 1:9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

ESV 1 Thessalonians 3:11 Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

ESV 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

ESV 2 Thessalonians 1:11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

ESV 2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

ESV 2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

ESV 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

ESV Philemon 1:6 and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.

Paul’s prayer requests

  • Rom. 10:1
  • Rom. 15:30-33
  • Eph. 6:18-20

ESV Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison- 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

ESV 2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.

What/how Paul encourages his churches to pray:

  • Eph 6:

ESV Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Also, intercession of Christ and Holy Spirit in Rom. 8

Verses Containing Instructions on Prayer:

  • Rom. 8:26
  • Rom. 12:12
  • Rom. 15:30-32
  • 1 Cor. 7:5
  • Eph. 3:12
  • Eph. 6:18-20
  • Phil. 4:6
  • Col. 4:2-4
  • 1 Thess. 5:16-18
  • 1 Thess. 5:25
  • 1 Tim. 2:1-4,8
  • 1 Tim. 4:4-5

‘How’ & ‘What’ New Testament Christians Prayed:

  • Rom. 1:8-10
  • Rom. 10:1
  • 2 Cor. 1:11
  • 2 Cor. 13:7-9
  • Eph. 1:15-19a
  • Eph. 3:14-19
  • Phil. 1:3-6
  • Phil. 1:9-11
  • Phil. 1:19
  • Col. 1:3-4
  • Col. 1:9-14
  • Col. 4:12
  • 1 Thess. 1:2-3
  • 1 Thess. 3:10
  • 2 Thess. 1:11-12
  • 2 Thess. 3:1-2
  • 2 Tim. 1:3
  • Phm.  4-6
  • Phm. 22

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About scottnewman

I'm currently a student studying for an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College Grad School. My earnest, if imperfect, desire is that God be glorified and shown to be the treasure that He is through my life!
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