The key to effective prayer is praying in the Holy Spirit. This means allowing the Spirit of God to show us what to pray for. When we participate in sharing God’s burdens through prayer, then we can share the blessing of His joy. It is imperative to pray in the Holy Spirit always. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:18a).
As we look for the words to say when praying, the Holy Spirit will bring them, and He will give us illustrations into the situations that He has laid the burdens on us for. Remember, “My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30b). Bible doctrine is the resource that the Holy Spirit draws from for us to pray intelligently. “Thou hast magnified thy Word above all Thy name” (Psalm 138:2b).
It is such a blessing and a joy to become vessels of intercession for the Holy Spirit. This is totally by grace, but we must be free from the cares of the world. It is God’s desire for us to fulfill our responsibility without having any anxiety. So take your anxieties and cares and cast them upon Jesus. Then, we will have the privilege of being an intercessor for God.
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