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Lord, Please Help Me Pray!

The Bible teaches us about a special operation of the Holy Spirit, by which He assists his people in prayer. “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. 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.” (Romans 8:26-27, ESV)

The Holy Spirit intercedes for us by dwelling in us and inclining and enabling us to pray. The Spirit makes intercession for us as He encourages us to seek God in prayer. Through His indwelling we are granted the grace to desire and ask for the blessings the Holy Spirit knows we need.

The careless sinner and cold professor of faith may believe that he can pray through his problems without the assistance of the Holy Spirit.  We do not know how to pray as we ought.  In this exercise of grace the Holy Spirit is indispensable.  He is the Spirit of supplication.

He prepares us to accept our absolute dependence on God.  Every believer should be willing to acknowledge his own ignorance on the subject of prayer.  We often do not know what is really good for us.

The Holy Spirit makes known to us the rich provision of grace which is found in Christ. The Holy Spirit makes known to us the blessings of redemption.  When we have vividly conceived of the blessings purchased by Christ for his people, we then begin to see how we should pray. The Holy Spirit assists us in supplication, by inclining us to seek the provisions of grace with persevering prayer.

The Spirit strengthens us through the lively exercise of prayer – which we must do to have communion with God. The Holy Spirit assists us in this exercise, by helping us in our weakness.  He either removes the roadblocks to prayer, or strengthens us to rise above them. The Holy Spirits helps to rid hindrances to our prayer life.

Prayer is a solemn exercise.  We are having something more than a friendly conversation with an acquaintance.  It is a time for reverence and fear.  It is a time to call on the Holy Spirit to help us as we approach the King of Kings.  Christ too, will be there as our advocate. The very words of Christ show that He will make every reasonable allowance for our weakness in prayer.


2 Responses

  1. Lord, please help me as i am in deep financial crisis ,i am in deep anguish,please answer my prayers Lord.Let me not be ashamed in front of others.please meet my needs to clear all my creditors and to whomever i should repay.

    Lord tommorow i need a miracle to meet my needs to pay all my financers.Lord i beg you to help me.

    God Bless Israel


  2. Lord, my God we trust in you, we rely on you , we know that without you all hope is lost therefore we come before you oh lord and submit my family life and our financial crisis, and my exams, i say help us , for we put out entire trust in you,for you have sed “we can run into you and we are saved” , daddy you said “you will supply all our needs” you said “you will grant us the desire of our heart and make all our plans succeed” Please God do not abondon us in this time of need , for your constant love is what guides us and keeps us safe.Holy spirt my family has been fasting without any food for the past 3 days and are believing you for a change, for a turn around please God may their prays and fasting never be in vain, help them oh lord do as you have sed in your word.
    I am believing you oh lord for exam success for you have sed “even before we ask you, you already no what we are asking you for” jesus as i will be entering year 11 soon, i am relying on you & trusting you. i am believing you for 5 A and 5A* I no it may seem impossible but i know that you always make a way were there seems to be no way. Teach me holy spirit speak to me , concerning these issues and may your will be done in me and my family’s life.


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