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Sally Horattides

Ephesians 3: 14-21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever, Amen      v 20-21

This year, as we at St Stephens along with Christians all over the world are praying together for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, we are praying in and for a very different world from the one we knew. We are not sure what the future holds and the leaders who claim to be in control are continually finding that they are not.

This Bible passage from Ephesians, has come to my help many times when I have felt overwhelmed.

In it, Paul prays for the disciples – and for us – that we may be strengthened with might by the Holy Spirit and that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith. He prays that we may be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, which is beyond our understanding.

Then comes the wonderful promise quoted above – there is no limit to what God can do!

Paul talks about God’s power working through us, using us to bring about transformation - exceeding all that we can hope for or imagine. This is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead!

In all our weakness, we can lay before God our worries, all the situations and relationships that seem to be completely stuck, resting in the knowledge that he can move mountains - and that he will be using us to help him do it!

So, let us entrust to him fully the people that we have been praying for, knowing that he is already at work in them and his kingdom is already coming.

Lord, thank you that we will be celebrating Pentecost this weekend. Help us to be ready everyday to be filled with your Spirit and your love, so that we can be channels of your love and life to others. Amen.
Prayer request
Those making decisions about the opening of schools and parents worried about sending their children back.