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Praying with Paul - "Prayer - Control"

Ephesians 3:14-21                                            

(This message is online at: - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.

“Whatever your filled with _________________ you.”

Paul prayed for these Ephesians at the end of chapter 1 – and he was praying for ____________________________  This prayer at the end of Chapter 3 – he prays for _______________________________.

the _______________________ of your heart is far more important than the _________________________ of your body

 This word for “according” means “_______________________________”

Paul is telling us – God is not giving us His riches ______________ His riches – But He is giving ______________________

most of the time we’re trying to control ___________________ – when all we have control over is ___________________….


Philippians 4:6-7   6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.


Your on a flight and the pilot becomes severely ill, unable to fly the plane—There is no one able to fly the plane. What do you do?

APPLY THE Scripture : READ  Revelation 2:5  What good things are mentioned about the church in Ephesus? What negative things are listed?

Q1— In what ways do you experience Christ’s presence in your church experience? What part might you play as your church grows to be more like Christ?

Q2—. What does the statement: “whatever your filled with controls you.” mean to you?

Q3— Do you ever feel like you are trying to control people and circumstances?

Q4—  Pastor Paul made the statement: “the POSTURE of your heart is far more important than the POSITION of your body” What does that mean to you ?


· - Pray this prayer for as many people as God lays on your heart this week. Send them a text or a note and let them know you are praying for them.



           I pray that You would give______ strength and power through Your Spirit. Father, I pray that ________

Would be so filled with your power and love that his/her faith would grow. And that Your love for ________ would be filled to the full measure of everything You are and have for him/her. Father, may the evidence of Your control in ___________ life be so strong that everyone would point to the fact that only You could do such a work. I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus..


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