By Rick Renner devotional author
IS THERE A SPECIFIC WAY TO PRAY about each instance that comes into your life that will remove every obstacle and foil the enemy’s strategies against you in that situation? A phrase in Romans 8:26 sheds some light on that question: “… for we know not what we should pray for AS WE OUGHT….” That phrase “we ought” comes from the Greek word DEI, which means NECESSARY. Thus, this phrase refers to something that MUST be a certain way. So this part of verse 26 could be translated, “…We do not know how to pray according to the need, as is necessary to pray, or as that need exactly demands.”
Some needs demand a different kind of prayer. And this verse here says that without the Holy Spirit’s cooperation in prayer, we don’t know how to pray as each need demands. But thank God, His Spirit comes to remove our weaknesses and to HELP us in our inadequacy to know what to pray!
How does the Holy Spirit actually help us? We know from the word “helpeth” that He partners with us in prayer, grabbing hold of the obstacle and pushing against it in conjunction with us to remove that satanic blockade. I’ll share a little more later about how the Holy Spirit partners with us in prayer in other languages-- but today I just wanted to give you something to THINK ABOUT! – Rick Renner