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Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth

14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[a]

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  1. 3:14 Some manuscripts read the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Come, let us worship and bow down.
    Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,

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16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom[a] and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.[b]

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power

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  1. 1:17 Or to give you the Spirit of wisdom.
  2. 1:18 Or called, and the rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his holy people.

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

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When we returned to the ship at the end of the week, the entire congregation, including women[a] and children, left the city and came down to the shore with us. There we knelt, prayed,

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  1. 21:5 Or wives.

At the time of the sacrifice, I stood up from where I had sat in mourning with my clothes torn. I fell to my knees and lifted my hands to the Lord my God.

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Spiritual Blessings

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.

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10 But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.

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23 I have sworn by my own name;
    I have spoken the truth,
    and I will never go back on my word:
Every knee will bend to me,
    and every tongue will declare allegiance to me.[a]

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  1. 45:23 Hebrew will confess; Greek version reads will declare allegiance to God. Compare Rom 14:11.

36 When he had finished speaking, he knelt and prayed with them.

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41 He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,

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18 Yet I will preserve 7,000 others in Israel who have never bowed down to Baal or kissed him!”

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The Dedication of the Temple

54 When Solomon finished making these prayers and petitions to the Lord, he stood up in front of the altar of the Lord, where he had been kneeling with his hands raised toward heaven.

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13 Now Solomon had made a bronze platform 7 1⁄2 feet long, 7 1⁄2 feet wide, and 4 1⁄2 feet high[a] and had placed it at the center of the Temple’s outer courtyard. He stood on the platform, and then he knelt in front of the entire community of Israel and lifted his hands toward heaven.

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  1. 6:13 Hebrew 5 cubits [2.3 meters] long, 5 cubits wide, and 3 cubits [1.4 meters] high.

40 But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, “Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up!

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60 He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died.

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