Pastoral Prayer: Ephesians 3: 16-19

We bow our hearts before You, Father God.
You are the Creator of everything we see
in heaven and on earth.

We pray that out of Your glorious, unlimited resources,
You would strengthen our hearts and minds
through the power of Your Holy Spirit.

May Your love be the rich soil in which our lives are rooted.
May Your love be the firm foundation on which we build,
so that, together with all Your people everywhere,
we would come to truly understand how long, how high,
how wide and how deep Your love really is—
how it far surpasses anything we can imagine.

God, fill us with the fullness and the power
that comes from You alone,
so that our lives would reflect your goodness and grace
to the world around us.  Amen.