“Sometimes as we wait on the Holy Spirit, He will free our minds and lips to express our longings to God. At other times, we may just kneel before the Lord in silence knowing that the Holy Spirit is bringing our petitions before God.”*
“Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit” (Jude 20 NLT).
*Mark Bubeck, Warfare Praying, p.79.
“The enemies of the Protestant cause dreaded the prayers of Knox more than they feared the armies of ten thousand men.”
Charles H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Lectures to his Students, p. 44.
As I stood watching a young student struggle to obey, the lines of a song flashed through my head: “darkness shall flee at His command.”
I prayed, “Lord, command the darkness to flee” (see James 3:7). I watched the student slowly and deliberately stand up and do what I had asked.
Prayer has great power (see James 5:16).
Judah was immoral (see Genesis 38) but he is listed in the lineage of Jesus Christ (see Matthew 1:2). Was there no one better than Judah?
Why did God use him? There is none righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10). We are all unworthy servants (Luke 17:10).
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Prayer is humble when we tell God how small we are and how BIG He is.
Prayer is secret when no one else knows you’re talking to God.
Prayer is service when we struggle for a friend’s need.
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (2 Chronicles 20:12).
The battle is not yours, but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15).
With his sword unsheathed and his armor in place, he went directly to the King with the stain of battle still on his garments.*
His sword of the Spirit is the Word of God and his armor is salvation, truth, righteousness, and faith (see Ephesians 6:13-17).
*Dallas Theological Seminary Magazine, Fall 2018, p. 23.