Pastor Laurie Barnes writes:

A few years ago I attended a prayer conference on intercessory prayer.  One of the exercises we did was to get into pairs and pray the Ephesians 3:16-21 prayer for each other.  It is very powerful to have someone hold your hands and pray that God “strengthen you with power through His Spirit” and that you be “rooted and established in love.”  And that you be “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” 


One of the most amazing parts of the prayer is verse 18 that talks about our grasping how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.  The footnote in my Bible for that verse reminds us that Christ’s love is total.  It is wide because it reaches out to the whole world.  It is long because it continues the length of our lives.  His love is high because it rises to the heights of our celebrations and praises and it is deep because it reaches to the depths of our discouragement and despair. 


I encourage you to pray this prayer for someone you care about today.  Whether you are able to pray it with them in person or pray it for them while you are apart, there is someone in your life who really needs this prayer prayed for them today.