Praying from Our Heavenly Point of View

30 03 2020
Ansel Adams gave us dramatic landscape photographs which remain classics.
Two reasons his pictures are so grand are
> his captivating subject matter 
> his breathtaking points of view

What Adams shows us in art, the Apostle Paul shows us in prayer.

Do we, the Church, pray,about captivating subject matter from a breath-taking point of view? So far in Ephesians chapter one, we have been taken high up into the spiritual blessings held safely for us by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Now that same Holy Spirit who seals us and guarantees our inheritance teaches us how to pray from that breathtaking point of view.

You have a friend who needs prayer for whatever need — illness, a job, recovery from an addiction, a relationship, a marriage, infertility, etc. In prayer, position your tripod high in the heavenlies and pray that God,

“may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Christ)” Eph.1:17

You have just brought your loved one up to Yosemite Falls on a crystal clear day! Knowing Christ more deeply surpasses any financial or medical provision.

For your child, your aging parent, the refugee who walks down the street, the homeless man on the bench — pray them right up to the Three Sisters in central Oregon, that,

“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling,

Stay up there!

“...what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,” (1:18)

Can you believe this glorious view!

“…and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe” (1:19).

Praying from the mountaintop gives deep peace, because we have asked God for the very best. And we know it is His good pleasure to grant these requests — always.

And grand prayers look down upon Covid-19 as problems in the lowlands.

Today, try praying for your loved ones from our heavenly position in Christ.

Choose and meditate on one of these stunning resources available in Jesus
>the spirit of wisdom and revelation
>your understanding being enlightened
>knowing the hope of His calling
>the riches of the glory of His inheritance
>the exceeding greatness of His power