PRAYER 21: ALL PRAISE TO GOD
All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who has chosen us in Jesus before the foundation of the world,
In whom we have redemption through his blood,
Through whom we have a perfect inheritance,
And are sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
We praise you, Father, for your innumerable gifts.
We thank you for your people, the church.
Open and enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
So that we may know the hope to which you have called us.
Make us also to know the riches of your glory,
And the immeasurable greatness of your power,
The same power that raised Jesus from the dead,
And seated him at your right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all rule and authority and dominion,
Not only in this age, but also in the age to come.
Father, we bow our knees before you,
We beg you, bestow on us divine strength.
By grace, make us rooted and grounded in love.
May we comprehend with all the saints,
What is the breadth and length,
And height and depth of the love of Christ,
A love that surpasses knowledge,
That we may be filled up with all the fullness of God.
Father, you are able to do far more abundantly
Beyond than all that we can ask or think,
And according to your power at work within us,
Glorify Jesus in your church throughout all generations,
Both now and forever.