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The Holy Spirit … my partner in prayer!
In the Word
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests (Ephesians 6:18a).
Of the Word
Do you have an active prayer life? Are your prayers long or short? Can you comfortably voice your prayer concerns to God? The Holy Spirit comes to our aid as we pray. He comes with open arms and places them around us to guide us in truth. (John 16:13) The Holy Spirit is our greatest support in prayer.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, 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).
What great comfort to know that the Holy Spirit is our guide to truth and that He is within us! He is our prayer partner. If you’re having a difficult time praying, remember the Spirit is in you, to support you. You are not alone in prayer!
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, thank You for sending the Holy Spirit. No longer will I need to worry over the correct words or proper form because I know the Spirit will help guide my thoughts and words to You in prayer. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Living in Prayer. Written by 2003–2005 LWML Christian Life Committee. 13/31 ©2005 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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