We all need more strength right? Paul regularly prayed for believers to be strengthened. One of the best prayers to pray for yourself and others is “that according to the riches of His glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his spirit in your inner being” (Ephesians 3:16). So what exactly are we praying for to be strengthened? First of all we are spirits that possess a soul and live in a body. Praying for strength in your inner being would include all 3 of these areas.
Prayer for spiritual strength
Spiritual strength is joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Spiritual strength is patience to deal with difficult people. Spiritual strength is having endurance to withstand and not give up. Spiritual strength comes from God’s Spirit which is activated by our faith. “Lord I stir up my joy by rejoicing. I believe I have the fruit of the spirit to love and live victoriously”
Prayer for soul strength
Strength for the soul would be a sound mind. Strength for the soul would be peaceful emotions. Strength for the soul would be a strong will and hope that will not give up. This strength really comes from knowing God’s Word and renewing our minds with its truth. “Father, open my eyes to see things like You do and help me keep my mind settled on Your truth”
Prayer for physical strength
Physical strength can come from divine healing. The physical body also responds when the spirit and soul are strong. The strong spirit of man will sustain him in time of trouble. “Father I believe the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead quickens my mortal body”
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