Monday, August 13, 2012

What Happens When We Pray?

I was reading in Romans Chapter Eight about how we do not always know how to pray as we ought. Boy, is that true! But as I read on, I discovered that my ineptness has not been overlooked by God.  He has (as is His Nature) provided a remedy for my prayer weakness. That remedy is the Holy Spirit! The Spirit of God has come to "help" me pray. That's right, when I pray, the Holy Spirit of God joins me to make my prayers effective.  He actually prays along with me to make my prayer perfect, complete, accurate, so that I can get an answer that is totally in line with God's Will.

Reading on in Romans Chapter Eight, I discover that while I am praying (with the assistance of the Holy Spirit), Jesus Christ is in Heaven at the Right Hand of the Father making intercession on my behalf! That's right, I have THE PERFECT INTERCESSOR working for me right where it counts.....before the Father God.  So now, I am not only praying perfect prayers with the help of The Holy Spirit, but the Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Ruler of Heaven and Earth, is taking up my case before God the Father.  How great is that?

But, as I read on further into Romans Chapter Eight, I am delighted to find out that it is God the Father Himself who justifies me in the Court of Heaven and lets it be known throughout the Universe that no charge can be made against me because I now am covered in the Righteousness of Christ. So any accuser out there that might object to my prayer request being granted has no leg to stand on!!!  The only one who can destroy my confidence before God is me. (1 John 3:19-23)

How happy am I to know that when I pray, the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Father all get involved with me to make my prayer a successful one! What do you think my chances are of getting the prayer answered?

Oh, by the way, the same is true when YOU pray!