The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional July 15 2023 is The Role of the Holy Spirit 2.
SCRIPTURE: “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 8:27 (KJV)
We started to look at the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian yesterday. We discovered that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners of their sins and draws them unto repentance. Today we want to look at how the Holy Spirit helps believers pray.\
When the Bible says that we should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), how can this be possible, humanly speaking? Clearly, this can only be possible with the help of the Holy Spirit. This is why I pity those who deny the baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ in Acts 1:8.
Our Lord Jesus Christ gave a parable to teach us how important ceaseless prayer is to us as believers in Luke 18:1-8. However, without the help of the Holy Spirit, no one can accomplish this.
Naturally, we do not even know what to pray for but the Holy Spirit guides us and prays the will of God through us. Romans 8:26 says:
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.
From the scripture above, we see that we need the Holy Spirit to help us to pray the right way.
The Holy Spirit also reminds us of the significance of giving thanks as we pray. Indeed, our thanksgiving, praise and worship should always exceed our requests.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. – Philippians 4:6
These indeed are keys to get our prayers answered hence all Christians must seek to be baptised in the Holy Spirit.
Open Heaven 15 July 2023 PRAYER POINT:
Holy Spirit Divine, please come into my life and help me in my prayer life.