Weekly Message: The Indwelling Spirit of Prayer

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

In this Pentecost season we cherish the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit Presence that comes when we pray. Because His Spirit is alive and, literally, lives inside us, we see with a spiritual eye, hear the Lord speak, and grasp the basics of Spirit-inspired prayer to skillfully move out in prayer, overthrowing darkness and securing the Lord’s plan.

The indwelling Holy Spirit is the indwelling Spirit of Prayer, leading and guiding our prayers and intercessions and is the power to transform through answered prayer. Passionate Spirit-led prayer attracts divine favor. As we pray for others we receive deliverance in areas of personal need and breakthrough for personal concerns.

The Spirit teaches us God’s Word, a discipline learned in times of calm that steadies us in times of shaking. The Lord is present. Stay close to Him in your heart and intellect. Do not be afraid and do not dread.

Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Daily Devotional