Day 205: Spirit-Filled Prayer

24 Jul, 2016

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22
Romans 8:26-39
Psalm 18:37-50
Proverbs 19:27-29
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

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. – Rom 8:26

When you are weak in prayer, the Holy Spirit is strong. When you don’t know what to pray, the Holy Spirit does. When you can’t make adequate intercession for yourself, the Holy Spirit makes groanings on your behalf!

Praying in your heavenly language – in tongues – is so important. When you pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit prays through you: He partners with your spirit to pray exactly what you need in that moment. Scripture wants us to grasp the fact that we “do not know what we should pray for as we ought.” That’s why we need God’s Holy Spirit praying through us!

When you pray in tongues, God’s guarantee is that your prayer aligns with His will (v 27). Do you want to pray powerful prayers? Pray in tongues!


Father, thank You for blessing me with the gift of tongues. Help me to never forget to use it! I know that when I pray in my prayer language, the Holy Spirit is praying powerful prayers through me.


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