“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

Perhaps you have secretly wondered if God is able to do what we ask. The declaration of scripture is an emphatic “Yes.” Yet, Paul introduces a far more significant addendum regarding our understanding of how God answers prayer — He is able to do more than we ask or think. And not only is God able to do more, but the use of the super-superlative adverb indicates that he is able to do far more abundantly beyond our asking. The faithfulness of God to our prayers cannot be measured against the way we asked him in the moment, but rather, it is to be seen more fully in the eternal when we no longer see through a glass darkly. Until that time, we pray unceasingly and faithfully, knowing that he answers all of our prayers to his greater glory.

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