Prayer: Spirit-Led or Flesh-Driven

Wednesday June 2, 2010

Rom. 8:1-32. God’s commandment is for us to walk in love and to pray in the Holy Spirit. If we pray in the flesh, our praying can be manipulative and will not release what God’s will is for whomever we are praying. These kinds of prayers displease God. We have to answer to God for what HE has called us to do, not all the “good” things that we do “in the flesh”. We are to pray for the body of Christ, our brothers and sisters, and pray for the them to go into all the world and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Praying in the Spirit connects us to the divine commission and to the Word. Find out where you are not living to your full potential, because that is where you need to pray by the Spirit. Eph. 6:10-18 tells us to stand, take authority, not settle for good instead of best, and to pray and supplicate in the Spirit. PRAY FOR THE BODY, YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST. Do not limit and manipulate other peoples’ lives by what you speak and “prophesy”. Praying Spirit prayers produces things working for our good and allows God to take over. Trust the Holy Spirit to pray through us for the youth. (Also Eph. 6:10-18)