Praying from Ephesians 3:4 relating to Mystery, Christ, Understanding.

Dear Lord, please grant me the ability to understand the mystery of Christ as I read your word. May my heart be open to receive your wisdom and may my mind be enlightened by your truth. Help me to perceive your understanding and to grow in my knowledge of you. Thank you for revealing yourself to me through your word. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Verse: by which, when you read, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ,
Ephesians 3:4

This is a Command. The verse is instructing the reader to read in order to gain understanding of the mystery of Christ.