Posted by: Terry | February 25, 2009

You are in their prayers!

Every Sunday morning before and after The Class people approach my wife to ask her for prayer, they are comfortable with her and confident that she will pray for their needs. We find peace in knowing that someone is praying for us, it comforts and strengthens us to know that they care and that our needs are laid before the Father.

When troubles come, or life becomes overwhelming we ask for prayer. And though we would deny it we have been known to seek out “spiritual giants” for the most powerful prayers. The Catholic and Orthodox churches pray to the saints because they believe that they have direct and special access to God.

Good news, you already have the inside track, direct access to God the Father.

“In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” (John 16:23 NIV)

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” (John 17:20 NIV)

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” (Romans 8:26 NIV)

What comfort! We do not have to go through an intermediary but can go directly to the Father. Jesus the Son has already prayed for you, and the Holy Spirit is praying even when you don’t know you need it, or what you need.

If you ask me to pray for you I will try, but I may forget or not know how to pray, take heart, Jesus and the Sprit are already praying, and their prayers are right on target.

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