Mo 2/5Tu 2/6We 2/7Th 2/8Fr 2/9Sa 2/10Su 2/11
Job 4
Rom. 8
Job 5
Rom. 9
Job 6
Rom. 10
Job 7
Rom. 11
Job 8
Rom. 12
Job 9
Rom. 13
Job 10
Rom. 14

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Do you ever find it difficult to pray? There are many reasons we may feel that way, but one simple reason is that we don’t always know what to pray for. We know we’re supposed to pray “according to God’s will” (1 John 5:14), but what are we supposed to do when we don’t know what His will is? Often when we go to pray, our own desires and fears and concerns are all so mixed up in our minds with what we know to be true, that it feels like we can’t see straight.

Don’t be discouraged, because it is precisely here that we are promised the special help of the Holy Spirit in our reading this week:

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26–27)

VERSES TO MEDITATE ON

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
—Romans 8:26–27

HOW TO PRAY

  • Adoration – Praise the Holy Spirit for His power over sin.
  • Confession – Confess your weakness in understanding the will of God.
  • Thanksgiving – Thank God for helping you in your weakness.
  • Supplication – Ask the Lord for a full assurance of your inheritance in Christ Jesus.

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This post by Alex McNeilly

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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