“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
‘Praying in the Spirit at all times’ is some of the most important advice given to the believer. Not only can you directly access the very heart of God through your prayers, but as we pray in the Spirit, we begin to pray God’s will into different situations! Praying in the Spirit enables us to hear what God is saying and understand His divine plans and purposes. God in His grace give us the ability to access His plans for our lives and for others. Moreover, as we pray in the Spirit, God begins to open our hearts more for others. Our prayer life starts becoming more of an intercessor focused prayer and less on I and me focused prayers.
Praying in the Spirit is not just limited to those who have the gift of speaking in tongues, although this is helpful and an amazing gift to have, but it is open and accessible to all believers who have been filled with the Holy Spirit. This is why Paul is constantly encouraging believers to be filled with the Spirit daily. It’s a topping up daily of the Spirit of God being poured into our lives, washing the filth out in our lives and purifying our hearts and minds and aligning them for His plans and purposes for our lives.. Be filled with His Spirit, pray on all occasions in the Spirit and be persistent in your prayers.