Devotions for September 13, 2017


Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[a] 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.[b] 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.


God, the Creator of everything in heaven and earth, empowers us through the Spirit that lives within us. When we trust in Jesus, our roots grow deep into God’s love, making us strong. Through the power of God working within us, we can accomplish greater things than we ever imagined. God makes us examples of His power and love by the work He does in and through us.


Q: What does this passage say about the love of Christ? How will we be made complete?

Q: How will you give glory to God in your life and works? How will you be a shining example of His great love?

Q: What will you do today to be an example of the love and power of God?



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