Advent Day 25, the Gift of Prayer

December 25, 2011

The Gift of Prayer

 

This Advent Daily Devotional is focusing on the gifts God gives us, as uncovered in the book of Ephesians. 

Paul’s final gift for us this Advent is the Gift of Prayer.   Ephesians 6: 18 says, “pray at all times in the Spirit” and Verse 19 “pray for me.”

Pray at all times.  Sounds remarkably like 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing” Doesn’t it?

Pray in the Spirit.  That sounds a lot like Romans 8:26, which says that when we don’t know how to pray or what to pray, the Spirit helps us in our weakness and prays for us with groaning too deep for words.

Is there any greater gift to open on this Christmas Day, other than gift of the Christ-child Himself, than the ability to be able to connect with Holy God in prayer? 

And it’s a gift to be able to offer prayers on behalf of others.

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