Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

I Bow My Knees Before The Father

There are times when it is difficult to begin a conversation with God. Words fail to take shape, we just don't know what to say. What grace from God that he captured wonderful conversations in the Sacred Writings that we could repeat and make our own. One such conversation was between Paul and the Father. Use it today. That's why it's there. Bow down on your knees, and say aloud...

Eph. 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.

Eph. 3:20   Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

(English Standard Version)

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