And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weaknesses; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27

 

Do you ever feel like you donít know how to pray? We have the wonderful promise that when we pray, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God.

I Asked God

I asked God to take away my pride.
God said, "No. It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up."

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, "No. Her spirit is whole,
her body is only temporary."

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, "No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations;
it isnít granted, it is earned."

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, "No. I give you blessings,
happiness is up to you."

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, "No. Suffering draws you apart
from worldly cares and brings you closer to me."

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, "No. You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful."

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, "No. I will give you life
so that you may enjoy all things."

I asked God to help me LOVE others,
as much as God loves me. God said..."Ahhhh...
Finally you have the idea!" 
    author unknown

If God doesnít give us what we ask for when we pray, we can be assured that He has something better for us. He only gives us what is best for us. He never gives us our requests if they would not be good for us. God is so good. Give Him thanks today.

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