Prayer and intercession Part 2

Praying in the Spirit is a perfect prayer. Since you do not always know how or what to pray in a given situation, you can bring the need before the Lord by praying in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit, your helper, enables you to pray as you ought-thereby pray in theLord’s will.

Praying in the Spirit is a means by which the Holy Spirit intercedes through your Spirit in prayer. This is where we get the term “prayer language,” an unlearned language in which you can pray. When you pray with your understanding, you are easily influenced by your feelings, thoughts, desires, experiences, distractions, knowledge, and will. Even your vocabulary can limit your prayers. God gives you a prayer language that bypasses your mind, will, and emotions and allows you to continue in prayer without interruption:

And in the same way, the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words, and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is because he intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose Rom. 8:26-28; 1 Cor. 14:14; 1 John 5:14,15; Jas. 4:3.

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