Is My Prayer Directed By The Holy Spirit?

Dear All,

When we accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior, He seals us with the Holy Spirit in our heart as a guarantee. Jesus said that He will not leave us as orphans but send us a comforter and that is the Holy Spirit. Are we led by His gentle voice or do we give Him the second place?

Is My Prayer Directed By The Holy Spirit?

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Romans 8:14

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 through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  Romans 8:26-27

 

The Holy Spirit Helps in our weakness and when we do not know what to pray. He also intercedes for us through wordless groans and knows the mind of the spirit and prays according to the will of God. Our limited wisdom through vocabulary cannot explain this mystery. However I am sure all of us would have experienced this in our week moments of our lives.

 

I want to recall this morning the story of David at Ziklag from 1 Samuel 30: 3-4.When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.  The distraught men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.

 

David’s heart was very heavy and broken and this heaviness broke into tears like the heavy clouds falling down as rain. His cry did not bring victory.  His own soldiers, the people whom he handpicked, wanted to stone him. This can happen in our lives as well when people who are close to us turn against us.

 

At times like this when we are crushed in spirit, if we seek the Lord in prayer our prayer will be directed by the Holy Spirit.  David cried before the Lord and the Lord directed his path towards victory. He will lead our prayer also in the same manner because He is the same yesterday and forever.

 

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the Holy Spirit who intercedes for me in my brokenness. Thy word says that you are close to the broken hearted and to those who are crushed in spirit.  Hear my cry as I  seek your face and as You led David lead me in to Your path of peace and rejoicing. Amen
God bless you,
Theo and Manju

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