Almighty Loving Father, you are the God who sees us. You are the God who answers our prayers. You are the God worthy of our praise and honor. You are the God who blessed us with every spiritual blessing. To think that Paul made multiple missionary trips to establish churches and encourage followers puts me in awe of his accomplishments. He suffered the dangers of travel, shipwreck, imprisonment twice, whippings and stoning; and yet managed to complete thirteen additions to the Bible. They were letters to him, but treasures to us, Father. Thank you for Paul. Grant us understanding of his messages through your Holy Spirit in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” (Ephesians 1:3-4 ESV)