The Importance of Praying in the Spirit

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The Importance of Praying in the Spirit

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 the disciples that the father would send an advocate who would teach them all things and help them remember everything He has taught them.

As Christian believers, we are not alone in this walk. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to help us is in our daily living. We need to engage with him to listen to what he says and be obedient to all his instructions.

For without Him, our prayers are powerless.

in our prayer time, we can ask Holy Spirit to direct us in how to pray, when to pray and what to pray 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 is simply praying according to the Spirit’s leading. Patiently trusting God to hear, understand, and then act. This is important and possible for every believer.

We must be sensitive to the move of Holy Spirit in our prayer time.

As we learn how to cultivate, understand, yield, be guided and empowered by Him. He gives us the power to make our prayer effective.

Here are 4 types of spirit-led prayers :

  1. Praying the word of God and promises of God from the scriptures as led directed by the Holy Spirit.
  2. An Inspired by God prayer ( letting the Spirit pray through you.)
  1. Supernatural prayer – praying to God in an unknown tongue.
  1. Travailing pray – Letting the Holy Spirit make intercession for you with groanings.

(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 therefore very important for us as believers to pray in the spirit.

God has given us Holy Spirit to help us. He knows what is the Father’s will for us.  So let us rely totally on his leading in our prayer times so that our prayers will be powerful and effective. 

Be Blessed…

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