Scripture text: Ephesians 1:15-21; 3:14-21             Preacher: Rev David Sutherland              Date: 19 October 2014

Our ongoing study of the Book of Ephesians looks today at the passages in Ephesians 1 and 3 in which Paul turns to the topic of prayer. Focussing on what these two passages say about the God to whom our prayers are directed, the sermon considers firstly the mercy of the God “of our Lord Jesus Christ”, the God of “glorious grace”, who “predestined us for adoption”, and secondly the majesty of the God “from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named” and who “is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think”. In conclusion the question is asked: who can refrain from praying to such a loving, gracious, sovereign and powerful God as this? 


The Object of Prayer