THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Spirit of Prayer and Supplication
(Romans 8:23-27; Zechariah 12:10)
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
Zechariah 12:10 KJV
One of the most beautiful things about the walk of a believer is the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide and shape his life.
The Holy Spirit, God’s spirit resident and active in us is the guide for active Christain living. Every struggle ceases when an individual yields to His leading.
In Luke 18 verse 1, we see that it is mandatory for a believer to always pray! It is non-negotiable yet, for it to be effective, there is an how to pray.
Supplication is defined as the act of humbly begging for something, especially when pleading with God in prayer. However, it can be further defined as the act of entreating someone in power for help or a favour.
It requires consistency and sustainability to ensure that desires become reality. Yet, by mere strength, man would fail and grow weary.
The Holy Spirit, however, is the game-changer. His presence and influence in the life of a believer strengthen and energizes him to pray. He is the added advantage for tarrying in the place of prayer.
More often than not, our finite mind limits the scope of God’s influence in our lives. We see His intervention only to the degree to which our minds can fathom, and limit His workings to mere imagination – as far as our eyes can see!
Yet, scriptures in Rom 8:26, says that when we are frail and know not what to pray, the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf. He steps in because He understands our deepest needs beyond our frailties, knows the mind of God, and sees His plan for us.
Sadly, most believers experience stunted or little results in the place of prayer because they have not yet begun to engage the Spirit of Prayer and Supplication. They experience dryness in prayer and dissatisfaction because rather than engaging the one who was given to make their lives easier, they chose to strive alone.
Friends, to pray well is to have active dealings with the Spirit of Prayer and Supplication. The Holy Spirit is resident in the believer but seeks to work through and in Him. He desires to help the believer build an active, quality and persistent prayer life but the believer must first yield to Him.
The Holy Spirit is your greatest advantage in building a quality prayer life as well as a quantitative prayer experience. Engage Him today.