The Purposeful Prayer
1. Praying for the Knowledge of God’s will in Wisdom and spiritual Understanding.
1:9 knowledge of his will Refers to the believers’ awareness of Christ’s desires for how they ought to conduct themselves (see vv. 10–12). False teachers might have described God’s will as unknowable—or knowable only through secret rituals. Paul rejects this idea: Followers of Christ, filled with the knowledge of His will, can live in a manner pleasing to God because they know what matters to Him.
2. Praying for a walk worthy of the Lord
3. Praying to fully please God
4. Praying to be fruitful in every good work
5. Pray for an increase in the knowledge of God
grow in the grace and knowledge Peter asserts that the best way to resist incorrect teachings is to grow in understanding of Christ and His work