Gospel-rooted Prayer

 Heb 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.  Carson:  “The thrust of the prayer is twofold: first, that God would equip “you” (the Christian readers) “with everything good for doing his will”; and second, that he would work “in us what is pleasing to him”.  In other words, there is a tremendous emphasis on doing God’s will, on living in ways that are pleasing to him.  Although the prayer is for Christians, the entire focus is on God and what pleases him.  The most important prayer for Christians is that they do God’s will, that God will work in them what is pleasing to him.”

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