Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekly Prayer Thought

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6.18

In previous entries on prayer we have discussed the idea of praying always. It is difficult and intimidating, but it is not impossible. This week I would like to focus on the very important concept of "praying in the Spirit." There are many times when the Christian comes to the prayer time, but does not know what, or even how to pray. This is when we should "pray in the Spirit."

Obviously, the reference to the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. We are encouraged to offer our prayers according to the will of God. Again, we may not know, understand or agree with God's will. That is why praying with the aid of the Holy Spirit is so important. God, the Spirit will inform your praying. Your only responsibility is to pray. God will provide the attitude, the words and the answer as you obediently pray to Him.

PRAYER: We don't know how to pray, Lord. We know we should. We want to pray. But we are at a loss. It seems that we are ineffective in our prayers. We get discouraged, distracted and lost. We need your help. Take our attempts at prayer and fill them with your love, your Spirit and your grace. Amen.

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