“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27

We have been talking this week about the Holy Spirit which Jesus promised to His disciples and which was initially outpoured on the Day of Pentecost. I am so thankful that we can receive the same experience today, and that it brings enrichment to our spiritual life.

I am so thankful that as a young teenager, the Lord filled me with His Spirit. Although I did not fully understand at that time what a gift I had received, I did value it very much. Through the years, I have had many experiences with the Lord and His Spirit has been there to guide me and direct me. I value being able to pray and worship in a heavenly language.

There are times when we are praying about a situation or seeking the Lord for the salvation of a loved one, that we just do not have the words to say. It is then that the Holy Spirit takes over and prays through us. We may not understand what we are saying, but our Heavenly Father does.

There are also times when we may feel a need to pray and have no idea what we are to pray for.  We may not even know who we are praying for, but as we yield to the Holy Spirit, our prayers ascend to the throne.  We can rest assured they have been heard. We may never know who or what we had been praying for, but we can just trust the words of Romans 8:28:

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Have you received this precious gift that Jesus offers to all who believe in Him? If not, why not seek the Lord today and ask Him to fill you with His Spirit?

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that your Holy Spirit lives and abides in my heart. Guide my steps today and make me a blessing for you.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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