BUT WHEN YOU PRAY, GO INTO YOUR ROOM, CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER, WHO IS UNSEEN. THEN YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU. AND WHEN YOU PRAY, DO NOT KEEP ON BABBLING LIKE PAGANS, FOR THEY THINK THEY WILL BE HEARD BECAUSE OF THEIR MANY WORDS
You have a Perfect Father in Heaven who cares about you this Christmas season. He sent the Holy Spirit—the Comforter—to live in you, so He could tell the Father what you need at all times. The Spirit intercedes for you in accordance with the Father’s Will.
IN THE SAME WAY, THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR, BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US THROUGH WORDLESS GROANS. AND HE WHO SEARCHES OUR HEARTS KNOWS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR GOD’S PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF GOD
Precious Child, come to Me, your Perfect Father, during this Christmas season. When you pray, do not just babble empty words as if I do not listen to you and do not hear your heart. Instead, when you pray, unite with the Holy Spirit in you who is interceding for you according to My Will. Listen to the Words He is praying for you, so you may join Him in His prayer for you. Because you will be praying with Him according to My Will, every request you submit will be heard. I, your Perfect Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
AND I WILL PRAY THE FATHER, AND HE SHALL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COMFORTER, THAT HE MAY ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER
Are you aware of the Comforter in you—the Holy Spirit who intercedes for you according to God’s Will? Have you ever tuned in to His prayers and found out what they are all about?
If you want God to answer your prayers, you need to pray according to His Will. The Comforter knows His Will and He knows your heart. When you pray, become quiet, first…and listen. Find out how the Spirit is interceding for you, in your own heart. This might take some practice, but eventually, you will stop babbling and learn to hear the prayers of the Spirit. Then, join Him to pray according to God’s Will.
PRAYER: Perfect Father, thank you that You care about me, this Christmas. Thank you that I am not alone, but that You have sent me the Comforter to be in and with me, forever. Help me to listen to how the Spirit is praying for me, so I may join Him. Remind me, each time I pray, that it is not my many words that count, but the Words of the Comforter who is interceding for me according to Your Will.
Maintain an Awareness
And here lies the root to all our problems: not the FACTS we experienced during our childhood circumstances…but the CONCLUSIONS we made in response to these facts.