But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.(John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit
When Jesus was about to leave this earth, he told his disciples that the Father would send an advocate who would teach them all things and help them remember everything He had taught them.
As Christian believers, we are not alone in this journey. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to help us in our daily lives. We need to engage with Him, listen to what He says, and be obedient to all His instructions, for without Him, our prayers are powerless.
During our prayer time, we can ask Holy Spirit to guide us on how to pray, when to pray, and what to pray for, and He will show us.
Praying in the Spirit
Paul instructs Christians to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions,” (Ephesians 6:18).
Praying in the Spirit means praying according to the Spirit’s leading. As Paul instructs us in Ephesians 6:18, we should “pray in the Spirit on all occasions.” It is important and possible for every believer to patiently trust God to hear, understand, and then act.
We must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s movement during our prayer time. As we learn how to cultivate, understand, yield, be guided, and be empowered by Him, He gives us the power to make our prayers effective.
Here are 4 types of spirit-led prayers :
- Praying the Word of God and promises of God from the Scriptures as led and directed by the Holy Spirit.
- An inspired prayer, letting the Spirit pray through us.
- Supernatural prayer, praying to God in an unknown tongue.
- Travailing prayer, letting the Holy Spirit make intercession for us with groaning.
(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. Roman 8:26 KJV)
It is essential for us as believers to pray in the Spirit.
God has given us Holy Spirit to help us, and He knows what the Father’s will is for us. Therefore, let us rely entirely on His leading during our prayer times so that our prayers will be powerful and effective.