Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Praying in the Spirit

We can be thankful to the Lord that the Holy Spirit dwells in each true follower of Jesus. And with the Spirit at hand, we can pray in the power of the Spirit even when our bodies are tired.

John Bunyan defines praying in the Holy Spirit as "prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the heart or soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Holy Spirit, for such things as God promised, or according to the Word of God, for the good of the church, with submission to the will of God" (quoted in R. Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man, p. 97).

As millions of believers pray in the Spirit, the church can be revived.


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