The Unrivaled Power of Prayer

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. —Romans 8:26

We realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer; and we know what it is to pray in accordance with the Spirit; but we don’t often realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays prayers in us which we cannot utter ourselves. When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the Spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable.

“He,” the Holy Spirit in you, “makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27). And God searches your heart, not to know what your conscious prayers are, but to find out what the prayer of the Holy Spirit is.

The Spirit of God uses the nature of the believer as a temple in which to offer His prayers of intercession. “…your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit…” (1 Corinthians 6:19). When Jesus Christ cleansed the temple, “…He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple” (Mark 11:16). The Spirit of God will not allow you to use your body for your own convenience. Jesus ruthlessly cast out everyone who bought and sold in the temple, and said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer…. But you have made it a ‘den of thieves’ ” (Mark 11:17).

Have we come to realize that our “body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”? If so, we must be careful to keep it undefiled for Him. We have to remember that our conscious life, even though only a small part of our total person, is to be regarded by us as a “temple of the Holy Spirit.” He will be responsible for the unconscious part which we don’t know, but we must pay careful attention to and guard the conscious part for which we are responsible.

8 thoughts on “The Unrivaled Power of Prayer

  1. Pingback: The Unrivaled Power of Prayer | Christians Anonymous

  2. AWESOME!! This is a great teaching and you put it so easy to understand. I can tell you if I taught it, it would be four times longer!!! You have a real gift and I thank the Lord for the inspiration and the remembrance. I try to live what you have taught and what most people don’t realize is that when you “practice” following after the Word of the Lord and the direction of the Holy Spirit, it becomes an integral part of you. If you happen to forget to pray, you start to feel like something is missing in your life! It’s so much like the principle of believing. When you start out believing and continue to “practice” believing, you move simple believing to KNOWING. Once you reach that point of knowing something in the Lord, there is no doubt, no second-guessing. The same applies to praying “in” the Holy Spirit. Once you start praying consistently, it is no longer just something to be done, but it goes from having to set time to the point that it becomes a way of your life.
    I know it’s been a while since stopping by, but I follow a lot of blogs; and even though I read a lot, my fibromyalgia pain prevents me from typing at times. So, when I’m feeling pretty good, I love the feel of the keys below my fingers and I try to go all out! Everything is in the Holy Spirit’s timing and I no longer question the when’s and why’s.
    God bless you for such a great exhortation on a very important subject that is not taught very often!! I am inspired and blessed to have picked this day to catch up on some of your articles!!

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    • I really appreciate your encouragement and complements. We are just trying to do our part to Magnify the Lord. We don’t want anyone to be left behind. We pray for your healing. May God continue to Bless you, yours, and your ministry.

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