I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:12–14)
After Jesus told His disciples to pray in His name, He talked about the Holy Spirit, who continues Jesus’ ministry on earth. “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor [“Comforter” KJV] to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth” (vv. 15–17).
Jesus said, in effect, “The Holy Spirit will be your Counselor. He will assist in exercising power of attorney by helping you bring your case to God. He will sort out your situation so you can present it to the Father in My name.”
One of the repeated themes about the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is that He helps us when we do not know how to pray: We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. (Romans 8:26–27)
Father, thank You for sending the Holy Spirit, to whom I can turn for help when I do not know how to pray. Show me the power the Holy Spirit brings to my prayers. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: The Holy Spirit will help you present your case to the Father.
Reading: Job 1–2; Acts 7:22–43
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)
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