Monday, February 27, 2012

PM#0486 God's Help in Prayer

God’s Help in Praying
Rom 8:26-27

Do you ever feel so shocked at events or circumstances that you feel so numb, it is hard to pray—especially when they may affect you?  Sometimes when you don’t know what to pray, do you sense a groan within your heart, what’s happening? 

According to the Bible, that may be the Holy Spirit of God actually praying  for us.  Rom 8:26, says “the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered; and he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”  God does care about us, and knows what is best for us.  He wants to help us.

There is a song which has a verse that goes:

“Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen and keep you,
He is willing to help you. 
He will carry you through.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PM#0485 Storms and Turmoil and Jesus's Help

Storms and Turmoil and Jesus’s Help
Based on Matthew 14:24-32

Many of us face storms and turmoil daily, and frankly some of us are just worn out.  Perhaps we are trying like the disciples when they were in a storm, to keep the boat afloat, that process seems futile.  The disciples, when they saw Jesus, were desperate and called out to Him.  When Jesus entered the boat, the storm stopped. 

That account should really make us think.  How do we invite Jesus into our situation?  It sometimes takes us being very desperate before we will ask Jesus to help us, yet that is want He wants to do.  That desperation may help us to be humble enough to cry and ask for help. 

I would encourage all who find themselves in a storm, to ask Jesus to help them, and to consider asking for that help before it is needed. Consider this prayer, ‘Lord, I need your help and wisdom today in my circunstances.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.’

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bringing God’s Light Through Prayer


John 1:4-5, John 13:35. II Chronicles 7:14

Many of us face situations when we address problems, there is a response of arrogancy. In such a response, we might even see attacks on us. 

When arrogancy is seen, darkness is present.  Our natural tendency is to attack!  How then shall we pray? We need help to stand up in a way that will bring the light of Christ into the situation.  Light dispels darkness.  (John 1:5)  Christ is the light of men (John 1:4).  Further, Christ said that Men would know we are His disciples because of Love for each other (John 13:35), that love reflects the light of God.  So—our prayers should reflect the light of Christ, and ask that the Light of Christ come into our situation.   Learning to pray and inviting God’s involvement and our humbling ourselves (II chronicles 7:14) invites God’s Holy Spirit to work on our behalf and bring light.

Consider this prayer:  Father, I ask you to move in my organization bringing your light.  May Your Love work in a way that shows the truth and expels darkness, and moves men’s hearts turn their eyes on you turn in humility from their own ways and be true to You.  In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.