Prayer: What are you doing when you pray? Who are you praying to? Why does it matter?
Here are three key reflections on the topic of prayer in Ephesians in my series Lift Your Eyes: Reflections on Ephesians – click/press to read or listen to each reflection.
- Prayer: What are we actually doing? (Ephesians 1:15–16)
- Who are you praying to? (Ephesians 3:14–15)
- Prayer: the heart of evangelism (Ephesians 6:17–20)
The academic details behind these reflections
In this series, I don’t go into detail justifying every statement I make about the background and meaning of Ephesians. I’ve done that elsewhere. If you’re interested in the reasons I say what I say here, and want to chase it up further with lots of ancient Greek, technical stuff, and footnotes, check out my book Reading Ephesians and Colossians After Supersessionism: Christ’s Mission through Israel to the Nations.