THEME: PRAY IN THE SPIRIT
Ephesians 6:18 NIV
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
-Prayer should be directed, energized, and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Sometimes when we pray, we get distracted and our minds veer away, and we loose concentration. The Holy Spirit helps us to remain alert at heart and in our minds. Prayer is to include supplication in the Spirit, Who guides us according to His will. Romans 8:26 tells us that, the Spirit helps in our weaknesses for we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. As we begin this year we should desire to pray in the Spirit at all times and, we will have our requests.
Holy Spirit we welcome You in our hearts. We yearn for You every day our lives. As a deer pants for streams of water, so our souls pant for You Lord our God. We yearn for You Holy Spirit. Our hearts, our minds, our souls, yearn for You. May You may fill us with Your strength, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. May You make intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. As we begin this year, may You guide us in all prayer, intercession, supplication, and thanksgiving, and answer all our prayers and hearts desires according to Your will. All this we pray believing and trusting in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Psalm 37:4