๐Ÿ’ฌ Lord, teach us how to pray! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Lord teach us how to pray

I was reading a Bible plan on the Lordโ€™s Prayer and while Iโ€™m not about to delve into all that was shared. Reading it spurred my reflections on this.

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, not because they didnโ€™t know about prayer. But because they saw Jesus Christ manifesting the power and presence of God even while He was with them in human form. There was that consciousness that there was more to praying than they knew at the time.

โ€œNow Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, โ€œLord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.โ€โ€

Luke 11:1 ESV

And Jesus seeing their hunger for more, pointed them in the needed direction. First, He taught them to know that God is โ€œOur fatherโ€.

So by this, we know that He isnโ€™t one we canโ€™t call upon but one we can always reach out to. Like the word we use โ€œour go-to personโ€ ๐Ÿ˜Š

We pray to God with an open heart because He is our father

He is one who teaches us all things. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

So where am I heading with this?

It was in my reflections that I was reminded that beyond the lines Jesus prayed in the Lordโ€™s Prayer, we have a leverage when it comes to praying as Christians. And that leverage is the Holy Spirit.

He is the very gift Jesus promised us that will be with us, to the very end. The very representation of the father in us as sons and daughters of God. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

Have you ever been in a fix on how best to pray about a situation or a dilemma you are faced with? And in that moment, you open your heart up before the Lord, asking Him: โ€œHoly Spirit help me to pray arightโ€. With an open heart you start praying, and you eventually end up with a relief in your mind and maybe a release of emotions too – possibly crying and letting it out or even dancing with no care of who is watching you.

This has happened to me a lot of times and that relief and joy one feels after praying with His help, is the leverage we have in all the situations we face. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Jesus also mentioned this in the word, that He has given us a comforter who will teach us in all truth. And one of such truth is Him helping us to tackle the situation we are facing by pointing us in the right direction. Causing His divine intervention to flow to the root of that situation and with this we have victory.

โ€œWhen the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.โ€

John 16:13 ESV

Itโ€™s a blessing unto us, knowing that when we pray, we wonโ€™t pray amiss because we have access to the very heart of the father (God) on everything bothering us. And in Him, we can pray the right way hence winning the battle on all fronts. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

โ€œLikewise 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. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.โ€

Romans 8:26-28 ESV

He intercedes for us when we pray, and that causes all things to work together for our good. Because we are praying with the mind of the father on these petitions. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

The Holy Spirit is your leverage

Dear friend, donโ€™t lose sight of the leverage you have in Christ Jesus. Your prayers and mine, shouldnโ€™t be a near miss but spot-on. ๐Ÿ“

Father, teach us how to pray aright. Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Do have a blessed week, dear friend. ๐Ÿค—

โœจ#HCCounsels#โœจ

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu says:

    I know that feeling of asking the Holy Spirit to help you pray. At other times when I am at a loss for words I just say Lord, I donโ€™t know what to say, my heart is heavy, help me please. And I find that it helps ease my soul in a way that only God can.
    Blessings to you Mercy ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Hmm. True!
      Thanks for sharing your experience on this, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Grateful for the rest and ease we enjoy when we engage with Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Wishing you a blessed day, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. Israel says:

    Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are welcome, bro. ๐Ÿค—

      Like

  3. I have a workshop Teach Me How To Pray, that I have been doing for years now. Your post is on point and helpful. Each time we go to pray it is so much better when we allow the Holy Spirit to lead.

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    1. Love that! Kudos sis.
      Glad to know it is. Thankful to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes! He is the insight to all that we encounter in life. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Do have a lovely day. โค๏ธ

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  4. Dawn says:

    We are blessed to have the Holy Spirit living in us to help us. We can call on Him at anytime.Romans 8:28 is one of my favorite verses. With all the craziness of life, we can rest knowing God is working all things together for our good. Thanks lil sis ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ•Š

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    1. Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Great! Me too – itโ€™s always reassuring to know that God works it all for our good. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
      Glad to share. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Do have a blessed day ahead. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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  5. Amen!
    God is our leverage. His Spirit in us guides us and helps us in every weakness and even in our prayers. We are filled with joy overflowing when we rely on God through the Holy Spirit.

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    1. Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Apt! And for His blessing in us, we are thankful. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Happy Sunday to you and the family. โค๏ธ
      Blessings. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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      1. Amen! Happy Sunday too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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