Lent day 20: Praying in the Spirit
Have you ever thought about how you pray? Do you pray as Jesus taught us to pray? Do you pray like Paul prays in Ephesians 1 and 3? Do you pray in Jesus’ name? Do you pray in the Spirit? In Ephesians 6, Paul not only instructs us to pray at all times but “in the spirit.”” So what does THAT mean? It means we call for help and rely on the Spirit of the living God to hear and transcend and translate and counsel and comfort and draw us both to God and to one another with well timed help.
To pray in the spirit also means we recognize there are times we’re not praying as we ought but the Spirit will intercede and bring our prayers into conformity with God’s will.
So, pray at all times, about everything, and do so in the spirit, trusting God to be God – faithful and good.