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Day 5: Spirit-willed Prayer

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Romans 8:18-30 (TNIV)

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that [j] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 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.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who [k] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

Reflection:

Life in today’s world is really hard. It can often be overwhelming just to get through each day, with all the stress that comes our way. Choosing to follow Christ may sometimes feel like it is too difficult when you consider all the other burdens we must deal with.
Yet God has promised us a future where we will no longer suffer. We will no longer be burdened by the pains of life. To help us until that day comes, God gives us His Spirit that helps us in our weakness. When we are too overwhelmed to even know how to pray, the Spirit Himself prays for us and intercedes for us.
Even though we may not know what’s ahead of us or even how to pray, may we trust in the Spirit who helps us to pray according to God’s will, knowing that God works for the good of those who love Him.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:

Let’s pray and ask God to help us trust Him, that He is working in us and shaping us as we have been called according to His purpose. If you are going through a difficult time, ask the Spirit to intercede for you and to help you pray.

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