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How to Pray Properly

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Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
Chapter 8

Proper Prayer & Spiritual Prayers

How to Pray Properly

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our very important Proper Prayer and Spiritual Prayers that work adventure taking a look into how to Pray properly. The message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.

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It's so great to have you back again for another slice of Daily Bread. I hope you enjoyed the last chapter that we shared together, and I hope that Paul's soul is becoming more and more familiar to you. Nobody can take a subject as profound as sin and make it so stunningly simple as our friend Paul. His method is a bit hard to understand at times but that just means we need to focus more on thinking spiritually.

Well, Paul's message continues now, encouraging us to understand the Holy Spirit. Let's take a look.

Romans 8:1-4

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

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Remember, the flesh is carnal, or mortal, and it dies. But the spirit is immortal, or spiritual, it does not die. The flesh (our old selves, before we were spiritually reborn) served the law. As Paul said previously, though, sin uses the law to deceive people, so the law itself is holy, but the sin that uses the law is evil. But, being born anew, we no longer think carnally, but spiritually. We are now one with the Spirit, and though we live in these mortal bodies that we drag around the earth with a gravitational chain, we're free from the law of sin and death, and born to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ.

Romans 8:5-19

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

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What's Paul talking about here? Well, he's just explaining our hope of eternal life in different terms. We eagerly await our fleshly bodies to be gone and to be completely spiritual, immortal, Christ-like, Holy Spirit-like.

Romans 8:20-25

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption [mortality, death] into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth [labors, suffers] in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit [those who first received the Holy Spirit], even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

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Could you say then, that hope is the same as Faith? Just a little food for thought. Now here's a really interesting thing that Paul teaches us about how the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us, but first I have a question for you to ask yourself.

If you've read the Miracle Success Steps about Prayer, you'll find that when you pray, you should pray according to the will of God. Have you ever stopped to really think about that? You may be thinking, Golly, if I knew what the will of God was, I'd just pray for that, and then I wouldn't wonder why sometimes my prayers aren't answered. There's a humorous little saying that someone came up with that goes like this: God answers all prayers. His answers are, Yes, No, and Not now.

But getting back to what Paul said earlier (in the last Daily Bread) our carnal selves want things that are totally different than what our spiritual selves want. Many times, we mess up and give in to our carnal desires and pray for those things.

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So, your fleshly self has a mind, and your spirit has a mind, and we need to rely on the Holy Spirit to intervene for us and chat with God about what our spirit is asking for, and lead us away from the fleshly desires. Now, it should be easier for you to understand what Paul says next.

Romans 8:26-28

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities [weaknesses]: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the Saints according to the Will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

As you get to know Paul more and more, you'll find that he switches gears a lot. You've probably met other people who do that as well. It may be because Paul had so many important things to teach that he didn't want to forget something that may have popped into his mind, so he wrote it down before another great idea came along to do the same thing.

You can tell that while he was writing that last sentence about the Holy Spirit, he wrote that everything works for good to those who are called by God. Now, he goes on to talk about those who have been called.

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Romans 8:29-31

29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Paul makes it clear, if you're chosen by God, you've got a lot going for you.

Romans 8:32-34

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Love this part ...

Romans 8:35-39

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Hope you'll join us again soon for more of Paul's great letter to the Romans. We'll share it together right here, next time, at Daily Bread.

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