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Praying with Jesus

Jesus taught us how to pray, saying: When you’re praying, do not use meaningless phrases as others do when they think they’ll be heard because of their many words. Do not act like that for your Father knows what you need before you ask. Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, Holy is Your name. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us for intruding on others as we forgive those who intrude upon us. And do not bring us into times of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For You have the kingdom, and You have the power, and You are the glory forever. Amen. If you forgive people for wronging you, our heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive their wrongs, how can things be right with you and our Father? ©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase of today’s Daily Bible Reading in Matthew 6:7-15 Note from Mary : Most church denominations and most Christians kn

The Holy Spirit prays for us!

“Likewise the Spirit also helps our weakness for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit makes intercession for us with sighs too deep for words. And God who searches the heart knows the mind of the Spirit, who makes intercession for the people of God according to God’s will,” Romans 8:26-27 Holy Partner in Prayer by Mary Harwell Sayler When our hopes recede and faith weakens, and we do not even know how to pray as we ought, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And God, Who searches our hearts and minds, finds the very prayers heard to align with God’s Own will when the Holy Spirit prays for us – right then – and is praying still. © 2013, Mary Sayler , all rights reserved, prayer-a-phrase poem of Romans 8:26-27 ~~