For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might
 which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come;
 and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,
 which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.
 And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins
 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
 Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out,
 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in danger.
 And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased, and there was a calm.
 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even wind and water, and they obey him?”
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