Today’s Key Scripture

“If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

— Romans 8:11

So many times in my life, people have told me, “Every time I kneel to pray, my mind is pulled in a dozen directions. I think about my shopping list, the big game, a television program, my family, and the events going on in my life.”

Perhaps you have experienced fatigue, drowsiness, and wandering thoughts. Your knees or your back start to ache and your body is in pain. You wonder how long you can pray today.

When your body is weary and your mind cannot stay focused, I believe you are facing one of the infirmities referred to by Paul. You need staying power, but you will not find it on your own.

In our human frailty we see agony and travail, not the rewards of the coming harvest. Thank God for His Holy Spirit because:

  • He takes our weaknesses and allows us to overcome.
  • He takes our memory and allows us to use the Word in our praying.
  • He takes our bodies and refreshes them.

The Spirit will give life to your body. When you pray, say, “Holy Spirit, Your Word says that if you dwell in me, You will revive and refresh me. Please come and energize me so I can be victorious as I pray.”


A Prayer for Today

Almighty Father, I want to dwell in Your secret place. I want to live in Your presence. I want to understand You more. I want to be able to pray in times of adversity, in times of prosperity, in times of danger, and in times of security. I want to be nourished of You in every way, every day. I long for Your touch in my life, and I seek to be covered by Your wings. I love You, and I pray all this in the name above all names, Jesus, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.