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Prayer Is Fellowship | Summer Devo Series #1

A person praying, hands clasped, and kneeling

“But if we hope for what we do not yet see, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” John 16:13

Prayer is actively joining into the already active communion of the Trinity. In prayer, we partake of the connection between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When we “enter” into prayer, we fix our eyes on Jesus. The Holy Spirit is at work in us, upon us, and around us REVEALS JESUS CHRIST TO US! (John 16) How wonderful. We simply come before the throne of grace and ask the precious and powerful Holy Spirit to (by the blood of the Lamb) take us into fellowship WITH GOD. It’s almost as if we were created for this…

Often, we can enter into prayer with a laundry list of requests…and that’s not bad at all…But, it surely can be burdensome and a little heavy. Scripture says in Matthew 6:8, “for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” What a relief! When we come before the Lord petitioning for our Mom, Dad, Grandma, cousin, cousin’s friend, and cousin’s friend’s friend, the Lord already KNOWS what we’re in desperate need of (emphasis added). We can turn our eyes to Jesus with rest, praise, and worship, and in all humility, ask the Holy Spirit to help us pray.

I love to come before the Lord in a quiet place, behind closed doors (Matthew 6:5), with my Bible and my phone on silent, and wait for His presence to fall. I’ll often play worship music and sing (very off-pitch) to the Lord. There is renewed life found in singing or reading the scriptures out loud. There is power in the tongue. But please don’t just take my word for it. When you don’t know what to say, be still. When you still don’t know what to say, pray the scriptures back to God…and listen and learn to love His language back to you.


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