Daily Devotions – Praying for God’s Good Gift

Luke 11:9-13 (ESV)

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for[a] a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Throughout this week we have focused on prayer, specifically intercessory prayer for the needs of others. In this passage Jesus shows us the ultimate goal of prayer: to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Prayer is ultimately about a relationship with God. Therefore, our desire in interceding for others should be that they come to know God personally and intimately. Take the list of people that you started with this week, keep it in your Bible and continue to pray for them. Intercede for them that they might be filled with God’s most precious gift, his very presence in the Holy Spirit.
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