Pray in the Spirit - 7.31.20
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
The phrase, "praying in the Spirit" is found throughout the New Testament. Praying in the Spirit means to pray in the atmosphere of the Spirit. A fish functions best in the atmosphere of water and Christians function best in the atmosphere of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the source of our spiritual life and the Spirit energizes our prayer life as we pray by His enabling power. We can be transformed when we pray as we are guided by the Holy Spirit. The Bible formula is that we pray to the Father, through the Son, and in the Spirit.
-- Warren Wiersbe 3:30 Prayer Challenge - We encourage you to set a time daily to call someone and pray with them. By doing this we can share our requests and intercede for each other often. PRAYER TIP # 12 - Pray in the Spirit "But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit." Jude 1:20 How can we be guided by the Spirit in prayer? "Praying in the Spirit has three aspects: (1) admitting our inability, (2) enjoying the creation of a living communion with God, and (3) pleading the promises of God with boldness and assurance." John Piper PRAYER POINTS - (Pray over these requests)
Dear Lord, We plead for the repentance of the unsaved and that the hardship of the pandemic would not make their hearts harder but softer to respond to your salvation.
Please extend Your healing touch to the minds, bodies, and situations of Your children, for You alone are our strength.
We thank You for how precious You are to give us the promise of wisdom when we ask for it and claim Your promise to provide it. (James 1:5)
We praise You Lord that Satan is a defeated foe. We stand in the authority of Christ against the enemy and ask that we would be protected and thrive according to Your will.
SUGGESTED PRAYER -
Dear Father, we admit that without You we can do nothing. We yield to the Holy Spirit and ask that He guide us as we pray. We are overwhelmed with joy that You desire to be in continual communication with us. We claim and by faith receive godly wisdom for the long list of decisions and actions that need to happen in our church and in our lives. We exalt You, oh Lord and bless Your holy name. In Jesus' Name, Amen