Ephesians 3:7-13New Living Translation (NLT)
7 By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.
8 Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. 9 I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning.
10 God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. 13 So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored.
Dear Father, By your grace and power, the Good News is spread. You graciously give. There are endless treasures available to me in Christ. You use the church to display your wisdom in its rich variety to all. Your eternal plan is being carried out through Jesus. I have faith in Jesus. I can stand boldly and confidently in Jesus. I will not lose heart because Jesus is my Lord and Savior. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.