A Prayer for the Ephesians

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
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15 from whom every familya in heaven and on earth derives its name.
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    • h 3:15 - The Greek for "family" ("patria" ) is derived from the Greek for "father" ("pater" ).
      16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
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      17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
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      18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
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      19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
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      20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
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      21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
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