Holy Spirit Aids In Prayer
There are times when our need is so great that it cannot be adequately expressed in words. In those times Holy Spirit is ready to pray through us. That is often called deep intercessory prayer.
Paul writes in the next verse of Romans 8, “He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will” (v27). This passage seems to be saying that Holy Spirit searches our hearts and knows our needs. Knowing our needs he prays through us making intercession for us.
Over 100 years ago a man by the name of John Hyde went to the Punjab region of India to serve as a missionary. He was so moved with a burden for the people of India that he devoted his live to praying for the salvation of that people. He formed a prayer union with other ministry workers who committed to praying ½ hour per day for revival.
In one meeting he felt Holy Spirit had guided him to pray to win 1 soul a day to Christ for a whole year. At the end of the year he had won 400 people to Christ. The next year he felt to pray for 2 souls a day and won over 800 souls to Christ. The next year he prayed for 4 souls a day and any day he did not win 4 people to Christ he would spend the night in agonizing prayer until he felt Holy Spirit confirm that he would win 4 the next day.
We are in a desperate and difficult time. If we are to be effective as witness of the truth of Christ we must learn to pray that way. God seems to be calling us to pray until Holy Spirit is praying through us. We must pray until we no longer have words to express our desire and we must depend upon Holy Spirit praying through us to intercede for souls.
Prayer: Come Holy Spirit. Give me a consciousness of the world condition around me and give me a burden to intercede for the souls of men and women in my community. Holy Spirit, pray through me making intercession for the lost. In Jesus name. Amen
Have You Joined The Take A Knee In Prayer Challenge?
Get the full story, and a free devotional. Just give us your name and email address in the form below and you will be given access to the 31 Day Prayer Devotional. There is no charge to join the Take A Knee In Prayer Challenge and the devotional on prayer is free. We're not trying to sell you anything we're just encouraging people to pray.
Fill in the form below with your name and email address and click the "I'm Joining" button to get your free gift.