Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words (Rom. 8:26 ESV) We all need help in prayer. We need help with the very desire to pray. We need help with
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (Jas. 5:16 ESV) The prayer of a righteous person is effective and powerful. It works! The righteous is the one that is in right standing with God, that can pray to Him and get a response. The righteous is the believer in
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak (Mk. 14:38 KJV) There is often an initial resistance or opposition to personal prayer which I call the “prayer inertia.” You may want to pray, but everything else in and around you is just not “feeling
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matt. 7:7 KJV) Ask, seek and knock, which I abbreviate as A.S.K., is God’s formula for us to bring Him into our lives and circumstances to change things around. God created us with authority on
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? (Mk. 14:37 KJV) Jesus took his disciples to pray with Him in Gethsemane as He prepared to face the very purpose why He came to earth—to die a shameful death for sinful and unworthy sinners.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people (1 Tim. 2:1 ESV) Paul’s instruction to Timothy above teaches us that there are different types of prayer. He lists supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving. This is not an exhaustive list as we can add the prayer of
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone” (Matthew 14:23, KJV) After the miracle of feeding the 5,000 men with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes, the scripture records Jesus’ amazing attitude in the last
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God (Col. 4:12 KJV). The life of Ephaphras gives us a unique case of intercession in the Bible. His life not only teaches us