verse of the day

Monday, 5 October 2015

We know not what to pray. Romans 8 v26-27]

As I was praying ,I found myself repeating the following,/Guide me by your
Spirit Lord/.I am very conscious how much we need the Holy Spirits help,
and guidance. A verse that keeps coming to me  is Romans 8 v 26./So to the Holy Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness,for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought/,do we not all feel like this,we know what God can do,but is it His will,we can pray as  James 4 v3  tells us,we ask amiss. Yet let us not despair ,for we read ,/but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads on our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance./[Amplified Version] .In v27 we also read,/the Spirit intercedes in  behalf
of the saints according to and in harmony with Gods will./ So we have a helper when we pray ,Leon Morris writes, /Paul is giving encouragement to the humblest of God's people.They may be dissatisfied with their praying ,
but they have a powerful intercessor and one who prays for them in accordance with the will of God/
                                      A  prayer.
                             Holy Spirit, prompt us,
                              When we kneel to pray;
                             Nearer come,and teach us
                             What we ought to pray.
                              Holy Spirit, help us
                              Daily by Thy might,
                              What is wrong to conquer,
                               And to choose the right.
                                [Words by W H. Parker]

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