Ephesians 3:14-16 (NKJV)
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.
Written by: John Esposito
In this passage, Paul is speaking about the “mystery of God.” The Trinity (God exists as three co-equal persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is perhaps one of the most profound mysteries of scripture. But Paul clearly identifies each person individually in Ephesians 3:14-16.
In my own life—I realize this is a bit of a meager attempt to explain this Triple Power—I know that as one man I have three different roles. To my wife, I am a husband; to my daughter, I am a father; and to my parents, I am a son. I am just one man, but with different roles within each relationship.
Now think of roles the Trinity plays in our prayer lives. Scripture clearly speaks of our prayers directed to each person of the Trinity.
In Luke 11:2 when the disciples asked Jesus how to pray he answered, “When you pray, say: Our Father in Heaven.”
In Hebrews 7:25 it says of Jesus, “He always lives to make intercession for them.”
And then in Romans 8:26: “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
I believe the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire and enjoy our “leaning” on them in our prayer time. Each of them would like to hear from us and desire to have time with us!
Thought of the day: Consider the incredible power that can be unleashed through our prayers to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! Consider being intentional by including each Person of the Trinity in your prayer time.
Prayer: Father, hallowed be your name, I praise and thank You for Your daily provision. Jesus, You are glorious, and I thank You for sacrificing Your life so that I may have eternal life. Holy Spirit, You are mighty and I am glad You live within me to guide me through life. Amen.