Thanksgiving and Prayer
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
The purpose of prayer and worship is so we can come to know God and understand his purpose for us. If we come to church and sit through a service we don’t understand then go home and forget all about it, then we may as well not be here, for it is in understanding the message that we come to know God better. Only when we understand what is being asked of us can we become better people and closer to God. We should try and live what we learn through the whole week and not just while we are in church.
So – if you go to church and don’t understand what is being said then ask someone to explain it afterwards! The services will become more enjoyable and our lives will start to improve too as we become more in tune with what God wants for us.