Pray in the Spirit // 07-02-20

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is a difference between praying in my own strength and praying in the Spirit. The first can feel dry and powerless, just a rumination of my own thoughts and worries, but praying in the Spirit has been described by one author like this, ‘The prayer has a living quality characterised by warmth and freedom and a sense of exchange. We realise that we are in God’s presence speaking to God. The Spirit illuminates your mind, moves your heart, and grants a freedom of utterance and liberty of expression.’
Lord, teach me to pray like that, inspire my mind, move my heart and empower my words and actions, in Jesus name. Amen 🙏🏼