Sunday, July 28, 2013

Think it, Feel it, Pray it

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."  Romans 8: 26 & 27

Recently on this blog we have been talking about Prayer: 

"The Ultimate Spiritual Weapon" where we learned about the full armor of God (click HERE to view). 

"By Prayer & Petition" where we learned how to pray (click HERE to view)

"Finding & Understanding God's answers to our prayers"  where we learned different ways to look for God's answers (click HERE to view).

"Prayer Warrior #1" true story accounts of "Prayer Proof" (click HERE to view) & remember, if you have a prayer story that you would like to share - go to the bottom of the "Prayer Warrior" post.
Today I wanted to talk a little about the Holy Spirit & prayer.
I just love the verses above! - We don't have to have a list before praying - just pray - like the verse above shows us:  "we do not know what we ought to pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us."  There might be things that we think we are praying for but God knows our motives and our true feelings.  God knows more of what we are praying for than even we do. 
For example:  You might be praying for different job - praying to leave your current place of employment.  But when you continually pray this prayer  you keep thinking about your boss & hoping that he will go back to conducting his business in an honest manner.  In this type of a prayer situation the Holy Spirit takes over through "groans that words cannot express."  Not only that but the Holy Spirit also changes our heart to conform to God's will for our life - "because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."  Maybe God wants you to stay in that current job so that you will be a beacon of light and an example for that dishonest boss - so that Jesus will shine through you! 
We might not realize our true feelings about a person or subject that we are praying for until after praying for a long time.  It might take weeks, months or even years but through prayer God will change your heart & your mind to be in agreement with His will for your life.
Don't worry about using the "correct" words in prayer - just PRAY!  Whatever you think or whatever you feel - just pray about it.
Think it, Feel it, Pray it!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post on prayer. I used to be very caught up in how I should pray. I did not think I prayed well enough. I finally realized that I am speaking and having a conversation with my God my Abba father. My Father in Heaven surely is not going to say "stop talking to me until you get it right." Thanks for sharing today. :)


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