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January 19, 2022

Secret Weapon

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

Romans 8:26-27 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

God knows our human weaknesses and limitations. He knows our human minds lack the ability to fully comprehend the spiritual realm. The limitations of our minds can restrict the power of our prayers.


In His infinite wisdom, God has given us a secret weapon for our prayer life—the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, who lives inside of every believer, is available to guide and empower our prayer life. We do not have to limit our prayers to our mental understanding.


A prayer list should be a guide for our prayers, not a limit. We should use our list of names and needs to get our prayer time started, but we should also lean on the Holy Spirit on what to be praying. Daily in my prayer times, I take intentional time to pray in my prayer language under the direction of the Holy Spirit. This prayer is crucial because the Spirit knows the past, present, and future. He knows the will of God, and therefore, will direct my prayers in total agreement with God’s will.


There are times in my personal prayer times when I know I am praying for specific people, but I don’t understand what I am praying about. I am praying in my prayer language allowing the Holy Spirit to use me to express God’s will in a person’s life. I believe this is the true definition of intercession.


I believe God is looking for people who are willing to be intercessors. We are instruments who are yielded to the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way that we begin to speak God’s will into our world. We are the instruments of bringing God’s kingdom down to earth.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit, flow through me as an instrument of prayer. Help me yield myself to intercede for Your will to come in my world.


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