Read Ephesians 1 today.

Paul writes this letter to the church in Ephesus. One of the things he communicates is that he is praying for them. I find Paul’s goal in praying for these people interesting. He did not pray that they become wealthy, or comfortable, or healthy, or happy. He prayed for their spiritual growth, that they have greater wisdom and understanding of God.
How do we pray for those we love? What are our hopes for them?
Ephesians 1:15-20 NLT
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, [16] I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, [17] asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. [18] I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called-his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. [19] I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power [20] that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.