Many of us find prayer a little difficult.
And there are many reasons why this may be so.
After teaching His disciples to pray the Lord’s prayer, He shares with them a parable on prayer.
It begins by teaching that how we see God, effects the way we pray. If we see God as some begrudgingly obliging neighbour, our prayers will be stifled, only coming to God on occasions of desperation.
But. Should we see God as He is, as Jesus teaches us, we can go to Him with shameless boldness, and trust in the goodness of our heavenly Father.
Jesus teaches, that the gift our Father is most eager to give, is the gift of the Holy Spirit. And by His Spirit, He will make known to us, He will guide, not only our prayers, but the whole of our lives.
Through the Holy Spirit, we are, by faith, all in Christ. Not only are we united with Him, but we are united with each other. Paul then calls the church, to live worthy lives of Christ’s death, making every effort to live in the unity of the Spirit, to be the spiritual dwelling place for God.
As we draw to a close our four-part series on the Holy Spirit, we examine the Apostle Paul’s teachings of the Spirit of Unity & Fruitfulness.
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The Apostles: The Spirit of Unity & Fruitfulness