I pray also that the eyes of your
heart may be enlightened.
Do you find your time and attention consumed with material possessions?
Paul didn’t pray for the growth of his friends’ financial resources; he prayed that the eyes of their heart (their understanding, KJV) would be enlightened. He was fixated on their spiritual growth, not their bank balance.
In Eph. 1:18-20 he zeroed in on three things he wanted them to see with clear-eyed certainty:
1) the hope to which they had been called;
2) the riches of their spiritual inheritance;
3) the great power of God that was available to them.
The more clearly we see these assets the more clearly we will see worldly possessions for what they are: desirable, pleasant, sometimes important—but temporary, not permanent.
Don’t become so attached to what you cannot keep
that you fail to acquire what you cannot lose.