Day Eleven

Day Eleven of the Forty Days of Prayer of The MoSt Church (January 12, 2011)

Romans 8:26, 27
In 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.  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.

Meditation Thought:  Have you ever failed to speak to someone just because you didn’t know what to say?  Maybe they were facing a tragedy in life and you were at a loss for words.  Maybe it was someone you needed to apologize to, but you were afraid you’d say the wrong thing and make matters worse.  Whatever the cause, most of us have experienced moments like that.  Sometimes even our prayers our hindered by not knowing what to say.

One of our great blessings is that when we are baptized into Christ, that gift of the Holy Spirit we receive helps us through moments like these.  As that Holy Spirit lives in us, He knows everything about us — even our hearts and our thoughts.  Because He is also a part of God, He knows the heart of God as well.  This verse promises that when we reach those moments in life, God has provided a way for us.

If we just turn our thoughts toward Him and acknowledge Him, His Spirit provides the words, and even the groans, that we cannot express.

Prayer:  Lord, even when words fail us, it is assuring to know that You do not.  You want to hear from us so badly that You provided Your Holy spirit to live in us and communicate for us.  Please help us to keep our hearts and our lives focused on and centered in You.  we want our whole lives to rotate around that relationship we have with You.  Help us to never ignore You or relegate You to a lesser place in our lives.  We want to let our lives glorify You in everything we do.  In the name of the One You exalted to the highest place, Amen.

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