A model prayer that we might pray while having a friend, or anyone else, in mind.

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21

ESV Text: Ephesians 3:14-21


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 3 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 235:
O Holy Spirit, Enter In

— Organ Audio

1. O Holy Spirit, enter in 
And in our hearts Thy work begin, 
Thy temple deign to make us; 
Sun of the soul, Thou Light Divine, 
Around and in us brightly shine, 
To joy and gladness wake us. 
That we, In Thee 
Truly living, To Thee giving 
Prayer unceasing, 
May in love be still increasing. 

2. Give to thy Word impressive power 
That in our hearts, from this good hour, 
As fire it may be glowing; 
That we confess the Father, Son, 
And Thee, the Spirit, Three in One, 
Thy glory ever showing. 
Stay Thou, Sway now 
Our souls ever That they never 
May forsake Thee, 
But by faith their Refuge make Thee. 

3. Thou fountain whence all wisdom flows 
Which God on pious hearts bestows, 
Grant us Thy consolation 
That in our pure faith’s unity 
We faithful witnesses may be 
Of grace that brings salvation. 
Hear us, Cheer us 
By Thy teaching; Let our preaching 
And our labor 
Praise Thee, Lord, and serve our neighbor. 

4. Left to ourselves, we shall but stray; 
Oh, lead us on the narrow way, 
With wisest counsel guide us 
And give us steadfastness that we 
May ever faithful prove to Thee 
Whatever woes betide us. 
Come, Friend, And mend 
Hearts now broken, Give a token 
Thou art near us, 
Whom we trust to light and cheer us. 

5. Thy heavenly strength sustain our heart 
That we may act the valiant part 
With Thee as our Reliance, 
Be Thou our Refuge and our Shield 
That we may never quit the field, 
But bid all foes defiance. 
Descend, Defend 
From all errors and earth’s terrors; 
Thy salvation 
Be our constant consolation. 

6. O mighty Rock, O Source of Life, 
Let Thy dear Word, mid doubt and strife, 
Be strong within us burning 
That we be faithful unto death, 
In Thy pure love and holy faith, 
From Thee true wisdom learning. 
Thy grace And peace 
On us shower; By Thy power 
Christ confessing, 
Let us win our Savior’s blessing. 

7. O gentle Dew, from heaven now fall 
With power upon the hearts of all, 
Thy tender love instilling, 
That heart to heart more closely bound, 
In kindly deeds be fruitful found, 
The law of love fulfilling; 
Dwell thus In us. 
Envy banish; Strife will vanish 
Where Thou livest. 
Peace and love and joy Thou givest. 

8. Grant that our days, while life shall last, 
In purest holiness be passed, 
Be Thou our Strength and Tower. 
From sinful lust and vanity 
And from dead works set Thou us free 
In every evil hour. 
Keep Thou Pure now 
From offenses Heart and senses; 
Blessed Spirit! 
Let us heavenly life inherit. 


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