We believe that a continued prayer life of “praying in the Spirit” is the key to receiving a revelation of God’s perfect will and knowledge in the situations of life. In Romans 8:26, 27, Paul wrote, Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Notice that one of the reasons for praying in the Spirit is to make intercession for others. As we pray in the Spirit, we are not only praying for ourselves and our situations, but we are praying for others in the body of Christ. The other day as we were praying together, Joyce saw a train in a tunnel and beside the train people running toward her in fear. We continued praying in the Spirit, but through this quick vision knew our prayers were involved in protecting believers at that moment.
How often, we like Paul have had to say “We do not know what we should pray for as we ought.” But as we pray in the Spirit, suddenly by supernatural revelation, an “utterance” is given to us by the Holy Spirit and we hear ourselves speaking the perfect will of God in every situation. Joyce and I have begun to pray together in the Spirit for a half hour a day. Joyce and I encourage you to join us in stirring-up that all important gift of the Holy Spirit until we all, like Paul the apostle, will find ourselves spending more and more time in praying in the Spirit.
There is no way we can’t pray in the Spirit too much! Please join us in praying in the spirit every day!