Today I’m sharing ways to pray scriptures from the book of Ephesians along with prayers to help you claim your inheritance and have spiritual authority. Most of us don’t realize that we have been given an inheritance from our Father in Heaven and He has given us spiritual authority that we are called to use here as we walk out our daily lives. As His daughters we have spiritual power and authority!
Prayers to Claim Your Inheritance and Have Spiritual Authority:
What do you think of when you hear the word “inheritance”?
Many of us might imagine being given a large sum of money or a nice family home as an inheritance–don’t we all wish! But did you know, if you’re a child of God, you already have an amazing inheritance?
Once we accept Him as our Father, Lord, and Savior, He provides us with something far better than money, a big house, or family heirlooms. The glorious inheritance that God gives to all believers includes authority and dominion over all the works of darkness, including sin, sickness, disease, and spiritual death. And the best part is that we don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to experience this God-given authority; we can receive this inheritance while we are here on earth!
However, in order to claim this inheritance and walk in authority in Jesus, we must first recognize that we have it and understand how to experience it. As the apostle Paul explains in the book of Ephesians, our spiritual eyes need to be opened (Ephesians 1:18). I recently taught on this very subject-you can watch the teaching here!
God has revealed the truth of His inheritance to us more fully in the book of Ephesians than anywhere else in the Bible. Ephesians 1 and 3 contain Holy Spirit-inspired prayers that Paul modeled for us, and we should apply these prayers to our daily lives in order to claim our spiritual inheritance!
Prayers to Claim Your Inheritance from the Book of Ephesians:
A few years ago, I began to regularly speak these prayers over my life and the lives of my loved ones. To make the prayers more practical, I substituted “I,” “me,” and “my” for Paul’s “you” and “your.” When I prayed specifically for my family and friends, I inserted their names in place of “you” and “your.”
I can honestly tell you that praying in this way has transformed my understanding of the authority that I have right now through Jesus! I now know that, through His power, I can overcome the enemy and have victory in every challenge I face.
Likewise, the Holy Spirit wants to use these prayers to reveal to you, His daughter, that you can have victory in all circumstances and that there is no limit to the love He has for you!
“I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 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. 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 that raised Christ from the dead…” (NLT)
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” (NLT)
I encourage you to speak these prayers over your life and receive the inheritance of authority and love that Christ wants you to have as His daughter! Pray for your loved ones as well, and claim God’s promises for their lives.
If you are looking for a more in-depth study on the authority that you have in Christ, I recommend reading “The Believer’s Authority” by Kenneth Haggin.