Day 3: Power to Pray

Let’s read aloud together from Romans 8:26-27 (NIV):

26In 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.

“To our great delight we are not left to ourselves, looking for ways merely to cope as we live in the radical middle.  Nor is the Spirit present simply to give us a show of power now and then as a reminder that we belong to the future after all.  Rather he is present as our constant companion, both to lead and to empower us.  At no point is this empowering more significant than in our life of prayer.”  [Gordon Fee, Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, 149].

Let’s pray aloud together: “Lord, teach me to pray in the Spirit.  May my prayers resonate with the groans of the Spirit, the Spirit who prays for us, with us, and deep within us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Let’s worship to “Strong in Us” by Bethel (click here).