Daily Devotional by: Prime Time w/ God....
And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Zechariah 12:10
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Supplication. He receives your prayers and presents them to the Father. Many Christians feel as if they don’t know how to pray as they ought or as if they don’t properly phrase their prayers. But the Holy Spirit helps them pray, because “the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26). He makes intercession for you too, and the Father hears Him because He prays “according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27). So pour out your heart to the Father; the Holy Spirit will be right beside you as the Spirit of Supplication.
Holy Spirit, I know that You make intercession for believers and that You’ll give people the Spirit of Supplication. Make my prayers effective. Come teach me to pray, and then pray through me.
In the future, the Holy Spirit will cause Israel to see Jesus as the Messiah they’ve rejected, so today He can help you see Jesus working in your life. The Holy Spirit can also give you a greater desire for prayer and actually help you pray. He can give you prayer requests and teach you the proper attitude of prayer. He can help you pray in Jesus’ name (see John 14:13-14). TheSpirit of Supplication can make your prayers effective. Claim His help today.
Holy Spirit, I want to learn how to be more effective in prayer. When I pray wrongly, convict me of my failures. When I pray rightly, confirm the way I should pray. Give me a spirit of supplication. Amen.
Go Deeper: Zechariah 12
The Holy Spirit will help you pray.
Tomorrow...Jesus: The Amen