TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
PRAYER (5)Romans 8:26
Prayer is about working on a relationship with God. And because the God we have is no ordinary Tom, Dick or Deity, there are immense benefits of building that friendship. If Superman was your best friend and your flight to Majorca was taking a nosedive, you’d only need to give him a shout and you’d be touching down safely before you can say ‘is it a plane?’
God always hears our desperate pleas. Sometimes we are so frantic that all we can do is cry out a ‘999’ prayer. He listens to those, too. Those prayers give us instant connection to the One above all emergency situations. ‘Also, the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself speaks to God for us, even begs God for us with deep feelings that words cannot explain’ (NCV).
The songwriter of Psalm 116 had experience of these sorts of ‘999’ prayers too. He wrote about them there, ‘I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!’ (v. 1,2 NLT). God is above all your panic, and He’s on the case before we even know how to pray.
Take this verse away with you today: ‘He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And ... He will give us what we ask for’ (1 John 5 14,15 NLT).