KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groaning’s which cannot be uttered”.
In our previews study we learnt that God desires that men stir up themselves to make intercessions for their fellow men so He would intervene in their situations.
The real challenge is that on many occasions we do not know how to pray effectively for the people or individuals.
The Holy Spirit is there to help us .This is exactly what our key scripture says. He helps our weaknesses in this light. This happens when we pray with our spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:14 ” For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful”.
I would explain this with the following experience. I once went to study in a school, during the holiday period, for my A ‘level examinations. As I was studying I had a strong urge to pray. I stopped studying and started praying, since I was alone in the classroom. I prayed for quite some moments. After this session of prayer, I said, I pray for any of my siblings in trouble, to be set free.
When I got home that evening my junior brother, who was training as a Automobile mechanic, told me that he was supposed to get under a car to do some repairs. Just as he was about to get there, the car just dropped on the ground. I asked about the time, which it occurred, and the time he told me, tallied, with the moment just as I had finished my prayer, that afternoon. I didn’t know what was happening, yet the Holy Spirit knew and helped me to pray rightly.
Don’t stop praying in tongues. Intercede and pray more in tongues and you would always pray rightly. Many calamities would be averted, many lives would be saved, if we would pray more with our spirit.
The Holy Spirit is my helper in prayer, as I pray with my spirit through the agency of the Holy Spirit, I always pray on the very issues, I am supposed to pray on. Lives are saved and transformed through my intercessions.
1 Corinthians 14:2 ” For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries”.
Romans 8:27” And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God”.