Ahhhh, Ephesians 6:19-20:
“And pray for me too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep in speaking boldly for him, as I should.”
Undiscouraged and undefeated, Paul wrote powerful letters of encouragement from prison. Paul did not ask the Ephesians to pray that his chains be removed, but that he would continue to speak fearlessly for Christ in spite of them. God, You can use us in any circumstance to do Your will. Even when we pray for a change in our circumstances, we should also pray that You will accomplish Your plan through us right where we are.
Lord, help us to know our eternal purpose and to learn how to let that knowledge help us through difficult times. Amen and Ehmen.