Pray that the saints would pray to God in the name of the Lord Jesus, aiming at God’s interest for His economy, that is, praying for the interest of God on earth—Christ as God’s portion to us, as God’s kingdom, and as God’s dwelling place (1 Kings 8:48; Eph. 3:14-21).

1 Kings 8:48—And if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, who have carried them captive, and they pray to You toward their land that You have given to their fathers, the city that You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name.

Eph. 3:14-21—For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man, that Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be full of strength to apprehend with all the saints what the breadth and length and height and depth are and to know the knowledge-surpassing love of Christ, that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God. But to Him who is able to do superabundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power which operates in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all the generations forever and ever. Amen.

For further reading please refer to Life-study of 1 & 2 Kings, pp. 39-40.

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