Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How then Should We Pray?

This post will be our focus lesson as we pray over our city on Wednesday Morning.


First and foremost our desire is to hear from the heart of God as you are listening to the Holy Spirit and make prophetic declarations of what God is saying. 

Romans 8:26-28 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought; but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words.  And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.   And we know that for those who love God - all things (all the spiritual hosts of heaven and all the spiritual weapons that are available for us) work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 
Our prayers, may be declaration, prophetic or as God leads us to bind and loose.  God has an arsenal for us to use in arriving at His answer.  Be Led by the Holy Spirit.

Energized Prayer – can be in your normal language, or in other tongues.

Your prayer will seem to be interpreting what the Holy Spirit is saying. 

The best brief statement I have found of what it means to pray in the Holy Spirit goes like this: It means "to pray so that the Holy Spirit is the moving and guiding power." The key words there are "moving" and "guiding." In other words, when you pray in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God is "moving" you to pray. That is, he is the one who motivates and enables and energizes your prayer. And when you pray in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God is "guiding" how you pray and what you pray for. So, to pray in the Holy Spirit is to be moved and guided by the Holy Spirit in prayer. We pray by his power and according to his direction.

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Because of the Charlottesville, Virginia riots that occurred this past weekend, hear what Cynthia Murry, writes:  She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and writes a most heart-gripping word...that we really need to confront in our day across the nation.

Friends, it is time to exercise the authority that we have been given to literally declare and decree love, joy, peace, and all of the fruits of the spirit over our cities. We must bind evil forces in the spirit realm according to Matthew 18:18, which says that whatever we bind on earth will be bound in Heaven...in other words – Heaven is waiting on us to give the orders, then we will have all of Heaven's backing!

Folks...let's pray and decree over our cities with our God-given authority...it is that important especially in this hour!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I have often relied on that scripture and waited on the Lord to know how to pray about a situation, and he hears and answers prayers that I don't have words to express.