As we begin to know God, His purpose ordained in eternity, and His work throughout the ages, we shall increasingly realize how many-sided, lofty, and special are the insights which God reveals to us in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. We cannot fail to notice this one thing, that in this letter God causes Paul to record the fact that he prays two prayers: the one prayer as mentioned in chapter 1, and the other prayer that is mentioned in chapter 3. The first prayer is foundational whereas the second prayer is for building up. In the first chapter Paul’s prayer is for us to know our relationship with the Lord, while in the third chapter his prayer is for us to know our relationship with the church as well as that with the Lord. We will at present only concentrate on the prayer found in the first chapter of Ephesians.