NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – EPISTLE: Ephesians 3:14-21

This is the reason I kneel in the presence of the Father, 15from whom all the family in heaven and
on earth receives its name. 16I’m asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that
he would give you inner strength and power through his Spirit. 17Then Christ will live in you
through faith. I also pray that love may be the ground into which you sink your roots and on which you have your foundation. 18This way, with all of God’s people you will be able to understand how wide, long, high, and deep his love is. 19You will know Christ’s love, which goes far beyond any knowledge. I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God. 20Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. 21Glory belongs to God in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time and eternity! Amen