Praying in The Spirit
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:18
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, (ESV)
Who can talk to God? Who can boldly enter His presence and communicate with Him in prayer? Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones guides us through this careful study of how are we to pray. The blood of Jesus, His death and resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us unhindered access to the Father. But that open access to God in prayer is not an invitation to be casual, flippant or fill our prayers with meaningless repitition. We need the Holy Spirit's guidance to teach us how to pray. The spiritual battles of life, the weakness of our flesh, and our need for intecession requires careful attention to our communication with our King. Prayer that glorifies God, prayer that maximizes our spiritual life, is prayer that is filled with reverence and respect for our Father who loves us and is always ready to hear the voice of His children.