4 Elements of Prayer

In Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer lists four elements of spiritual prayer:

  1. First it is a matter of seeking, claiming, and making use of access to God through Christ (Ephesians 2:18).

  2. Then, the Christian adores and thanks God for their acceptance through Christ and for the knowledge that through Christ their prayers are heard.

  3. Third, they ask for the Spirit’s help to see and do what brings glory to Christ, knowing that both the Spirit and Christ himself intercede for them… (Romans 8:26-27, 34).

  4. Finally, the Spirit leads the believer to concentrate on God and His glory in Christ with a sustained, single-minded simplicity of attention and intensity of desire…supernaturally wrought.

May each of this bring you new spiritual intensity.

P.R.A.Y. for Today

Praise God for accepting you through Christ; Repent of any failure to use your access to God through Christ; Ask for His Spirit’s power in living this day in integrity; Yield to Him by doing what is right wherever you’ve been tempted to do otherwise.

- Shirley Dobson, Chairman