Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.The Holy Spirit can lead us through our daily struggles because He is a Helper sent by our Father that dwells within us, but we need to allow Him to pray through us so that we can be strengthened in the process.
The Holy Spirit helps to build up our “inner man” when we pray in tongues (spirit). When we are discouraged and worn down, there is a strengthening available for us if we will open our hearts, minds, and souls to the Holy Spirit. The prayer language of speaking in tongues is meant for every believer, but we need to receive it willingly because it is a very important help for us.
The Holy Spirit wants to build you up in your faith and strengthen your “inner man” through the praying in tongues. Besides choosing to yield to the Holy Spirit and not grieve Him, it will also help you to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit when you pray frequently in tongues.
The Holy Spirit also helps us to pray when we are weak. We should share with God everything that we are facing when we fellowship with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is there whenever we need Him to help us to pray. We can approach Him no matter where or when, and He is able to help us by coming alongside us when we allow Him to pray through us. This gift of companionship is one of the best gifts that God has given us.
Another wonderful thing about having the Holy Spirit to pray through us is that He will pray according to the will of God, so we can trust Him in this kind of prayer. We are to yield to Him and allow Him to intercede. There is a release, a kind of peace and joy after you have prayed through in partnership with the Holy Spirit, because He knows our inner needs and struggles, and He will also groan, sigh and cry during those times of praying.
We are not meant to walk alone in our Christian walk. Besides our Christian brothers and sisters, we have the wonderful companion and help of the Holy Spirit, so let us take time to strengthen ourselves in the spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to pray through us.
Sermon Series: Looking Forward to 2020