March 2018
In this Lenten season, meditate on Philippians 2:5-8, thinking of the great and perfect sacrifice Jesus made by giving himself for our salvation.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!



In the Epistles of the Apostle Paul he prays fervently for the spiritual well-being of those he loves. Have you prayed lately for your own spiritual well-being? For the spiritual well-being of others?

Knox Prayer Ministry has chosen Ephesians 3:14-21 as a prayer focus for the 2017-2018 year. Here Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians outlines how to pray for ourselves and others:

  1. Pray for inner strength of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Pray that Christ may live in believers’ hearts through faith.
  3. Pray that believers will be grounded in God’s love.
  4. Pray that believers comprehend the scope of Christ’s love.
  5. Pray that believers may experience the love of Christ.
  6. Pray that believers may be filled with the very nature of God.

Why pray this way? Note verse 21 as it declares, so that God may be glorified in the church through all generations! Meditate on these verses and pray them on your own, with your family, with a friend, or your small group. Use the prayer outline of Ephesians 3:14-21 to intercede for people whom God places on your heart. As you grow in knowing Christ, ask God to show you who around you needs to hear the Good News of Christ’s love.