Planting and Tending Your Garden
SEED OF TRUTH
Read Ephesians 6:18-24.
Paul asks the Ephesians to pray for his preaching of the word of God. Would you take time right now to pray for your pastor? Use these verses to guide your prayer. Would you choose a day of the week to pray for him regularly?
PLANT THE SEED
Quietly recite today’s focus verse to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day.
“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”
WATER THE SEED
How does Paul want you to pray? Taking this scripture to heart, what would you need to do to come up under this command? What adjustments do you need to make in your prayer life? May I ask you to pray for me? Also, may I ask you to pray that I would walk in a manner worthy of the gospel, pleasing God in every respect? And would you pray that I would teach God’s word with accuracy, with power, and without compromise, in the Spirit and power of God? Thank you!
BEAR THE FRUIT
Pray at all times and keep alert.
CLOSE IN PRAYER
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
Ephesians 6:18-24 KJV