Praying With Jesus: Spirit and Truth

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Do you ever struggle to know what to say when you pray or feel that your prayers have gotten into a rut, of sorts; praying the same basic thing time after time? One of the great ways we can pray is to pray God’s Word itself. Praying in the Spirit and speaking His Words of truth. Praying the Scriptures not only can add to our ideas of what we can pray, but it can help us take the focus off ourselves and focus us on God. These are His words and His promises.

There are many prayers in the Scriptures which we can pray, the Psalms, in particular, are full of prayers:

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” – Psalm 51:1-2

However, you don’t have to be limited to only praying the prayers in Scripture. You can use pretty much any Scripture to guide your prayers. I’ll close this blog post with an example:

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13

Heavenly Father,

You are the God joy and peace. Please help me to trust in You in all circumstances. Fill me with Your Spirit that I may overflow with the hope only found in You. And may Your hope fill me with all joy and peace.


In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Kurt


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