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Ephesians Devotional—Week Six, Day Five (1/8/10)

Ephesians 6:19-24

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, {20} for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. {21} Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. {22} I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you. {23} Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. {24} Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

Paul greatly desired—and needed—the prayers of God’s people. His prayer requests were very telling… they speak of his heart. He didn’t ask things for himself, but for the benefit of others.

Here Paul asks for boldness to proclaim the gospel. In Colossians 4:3-4 he asks for opportunities to preach God’s word, as well as for the ability to present it clearly.

His concern for the church of Ephesus is apparent as he assures them concerning his present circumstances and sends encouragement by way of Tychicus, his faithful co-worker.

He closes the epistle with three easily overlooked blessings… the blessings of peace, love, and grace. Oh, how we need all three!

  1. Contrast Paul’s prayer requests with your own. How are they different? How are they similar?
  2. What changes would occur in our lives if we regularly asked the Lord for boldness and open doors, as Paul did?
  3. Find someone that you can bless today with the blessings Paul gives in verses 23 and 24.
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