Day 18 ‘Helps to Intercession.’
What to Pray; For Peace. Do we need peace, what a question, I do not think the world wants peace if you listen to the news? “Turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm34v14) What a terrible sight, the military armaments, in which the nations find their pride. What a terrible thought; the evil passions that may at any moment bring war, and then after that the suffering and desolation that must come!. God can, in answer to the prayers of His people, give peace!.
How to Pray; With understanding ” So what shall I do.? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind, I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind” (! Corinthians 14v15) We need to pray in the spirit, as the vehicle of the intercession of God’s Spirit, if we are to take hold of God in faith and power. We need to pray with understanding, if we are really to enter deeply into the needs we bring before Him. Take time to apprehend intelligently, in each subject, nature, the extent, the urgency of the request, the ground and way and certainty of God’s promise as revealed in His Word. Let the mind affect the heart, in the correct way, pray with the understanding and with the Spirit.