Yesterday we looked at the reason why we pray. Today we will be looking at how it is that we have the ability to pray.
Leviticus 4:7 And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: 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.
The Power for Prayer
In the Old Testament tabernacle, worship at the altar of sweet incense represented the prayer of God’s children. Horns, all throughout the Bible represented authority or power. What we see is the priest taking the blood of the sacrificial lamb, a picture of Jesus shedding his blood for us, and applying the blood to the horns of the altar of incense. This act was demonstrating that the power that we have for prayer comes through the blood of the sacrificial lamb, Jesus.
We see also in Romans that the power for prayer comes through the help of the Holy Spirit. As we pray and seek the will of God, the Holy Spirit prays to God for us for wisdom and guidance even in our prayers.
What About You?
- Do you look to the Holy Spirit for help as you pray?
- Do you seek to know the will of God and the things that He would have you to pray for?