For incredible asks


Ephesians 3:20–21 (ESV): 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.


Paul began Ephesians 3 talking about the awesome stewardship he had been given by God to make known the mystery of the gospel, that Gentiles were fellow heirs along with Jews.

Paul explained that this was the purpose of God for him to preach the gospel to the Gentiles and asked his readers not to be discouraged due to the suffering he had experienced.

Instead, Paul bowed his knees to pray for his readers to be strengthened with power through the Spirit in their inner being, that Christ might dwell in their hearts by faith and that they might know all the love of Christ.

This was an incredible ask, but Paul prayed this to Him who can do far more than we can ask or think.


Sometimes we may feel like our prayers are incredibly audacious. We might think that there is no way God would answer our prayers. We know he could, but we feel intimidated to be so bold in asking. But our scripture says God can do much more that we can ask or think.


Heavenly Father, when I feel overwhelmed by life and am afraid to believe that you could or would answer my prayers, help me to remember that you do more than we ask or think… and you delight in it! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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