Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dodd: prayer of the Spirit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    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.
    —Romans 8:27 (KJV)
    [Of Romans 8:14-17]
    For the Spirit we have received is the Spirit of the Son of God, and we possessing it are God’s sons too, and “that of God in us” leaps out towards the God who is the source of it. The Spirit of Jesus within us moves us to prayer: indeed, prayer is just the moving of God’s Son in us towards the Father. Though we are burdened with the greatness of our need, so that our prayers are not even articulate, yet in such “inarticulate sighs” the Spirit “intercedes for us.”
    ... C. Harold Dodd (1884-1973), The Meaning of Paul for Today, London: Swarthmore, 1920, reprint, Fount Paperbacks, 1978, p. 130-131 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 8:14-17,26-27; 1 Cor. 1:9; Gal. 4:6-7; Eph. 6:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make Your will known to Your servants.
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