1.16.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 61. More.

DEVOTION:

“I have enough confidence in the Word and the Spirit of God to believe that if people will pray in this way, in the long run their prayers will be far more biblical than if they just make up their own prayers.”

Don’t take offense to the phrase “make up their own prayers”. That’s what we do. We make up phrases and prayers that kind of skirt around the issues and skirt around a Biblical theme or idea but are not exactly and poignantly Biblical. The Scriptures help us shape our prayers.

“By this means, the Spirit of God will use the Word of God to help the people of God increasingly according to the will of God.”

Powerful, powerful statement right there. One that I had to read a few times to grasp the full meaning of. But….truth. The more we read the Bible, the more we pray things of the Bible. The more the Spirit urges us to read the Bible, the more the Spirit has to work with in us when we are praying. The more we read and interact with the Spirit, the more we’ll be praying things that are closer to God’s heart and will because we are slowly coming in line with the Spirit of God in us and the heart of the Father.

Phew.

Yes….Father, your Spirit in us. Please use your Spirit in us to draw us closer and closer to You each and every day. Let Your Spirit guide us, lead us and draw us closer and closer to who you are every day of our lives.

3 Comments

  1. Jonathan B on January 16, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! I have fled to you for refuge. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Psalm 143:8-10

    Continue to fill us Lord. Continue to teach us Lord. Continue to walk with us. May we find the right path with your guidance. Thank you Lord. Amen

  2. Peggy F on January 16, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Isaiah 55 : 8c9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
    declares the Lord. ” As the heavens are higher than .\the earth, so are my ways higher, than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts

    verse 6 Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is near……………………….

  3. Suzanne on January 16, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    In Genesis it says ‘let us make man in our image” so he did

    John 4:24
    God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

    Psalm 143:10

    Teach me to do Your will,
    For You are my God;
    Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

    2 Corinthians 3:17-18
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

    His will becomes our will.

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