Wednesday, May 27, 2015

God Helps Us Pray

In this final week of our study on prayer, we are going to look at how God helps us when we pray.  How does He do this?  Let’s look up some verses in His Word.  According to Romans 8:26-30, how does the Holy Spirit help us and how might that affect our prayer life?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives?  Look up the following verses for a glimpse at His job description:  John 14:16-17, 26; John 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16; Ephesians 3:14-16.  Which of these tasks performed by the Holy Spirit are you most grateful for at this moment?  Take a minute to thank Him.

Looking at the same verses from the previous paragraph, how might the Holy Spirit make a difference in your prayers?

How might we quench the Holy Spirit in our prayer lives?  It’s important to know these things so we don’t do them, so take a few minutes to contemplate this.

Read John 15:7.  What are the two conditions of answered prayer?

God’s Word is a valuable help to us in our prayer lives.  Read the following verses to discover why:  Romans 15:4; Ephesians 6:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21.

What are some more ways to get more out of God’s Word when we pray?

Start making a list of God’s promises to you or mark these verses in your Bible.  They will become a valuable help when tough times come.

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