November 16, 2013
“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
When we are weakened, and do not know what to pray, He prays for us! “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).
Are you anxious? “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6). Are you in need of healing? “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14). Are you tempted? “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). Are you suffering? “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms”. Pray for others. “Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,” (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
Clearly, it is important to God that we pray, since it is mentioned so many times in His word and: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be Holy God, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Jesus, who makes it even possible for me to approach Your throne of grace. Thank You that You hear me when I call. In Jesus Name, Amen. , thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3: 16).