Watchful in Prayer

Let me begin today’s thoughts by saying; persistence, patience and perseverance is an important part in answered prayer, while continually praying with thanksgiving to God.

As stated in the (Ephesians 6:18), we are to continually be praying in the Spirit, with the Spirit, until we see what we are praying for, manifested in our life. The desire of God’s will for us and the lives of others.

Yes, God WILL bring about, thru the Holy Spirit, the very fruit to which we are praying for, His will, His Word! In this component of prayer; that of “praying in the Spirit” we must make our request be known to God, our Father, with an earnest spirit; in persistence, confidence and with humility.

When praying, we must allow the Holy Spirit to guide us with a sense of intensity, seriousness, and fervor; that of passion and zeal. When praying, we are to pray out of gratefulness, for the need and expect an answer to the prayer in our life. With that need we must approach our Heavenly Father with a deep sense of its importance.

This earnestness, intensity, seriousness of purpose, persistence, humility, and confidence are characteristics of praying in the Spirit.

We must always be watching and waiting (expecting) for God’s answer to come forth…as it surely will. As stated in James 5:16 “The fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”.

From this story we can see what it truly means to be watchful (all night long), persistent and ceaseless praying of the pray-er. Results came…a message given under the very power of the Holy Spirit, so anointed, that hundreds of men fell under this same power. Praying in the Spirit – that of prayers of zeal, watchfulness, persistence, and power.

This kind of praying first takes obeying the command of God to pray. As we give ourselves to the task of praying, we must look to the Holy Spirit within to produce the prayers that He desires; to see the work manifested without.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NLT).

I am thankful for the Holy Spirit and the work He does through my life and in the believers life. This spiritual power that Jesus spoke about was for witnessing, preaching, living, and praying.

This power is so intense and active and full of life, that it results in a full and lasting change in our lives and in the lives of those whom we are praying for.

This is that in which the Lord spoke about; the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. He is also our comforter, our teacher and our helper.

In order to see the Holy Spirit manifested in and through our lives, we must use the avenue in which the Holy Spirit works.

  • To receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit- we must pray.
  • To be led by the Holy Spirit – we must pray.
  • To be use by the Holy Spirit – we must pray.
  • To be anointed by the Holy Spirit – we must pray.

Yes, the Holy Spirit and prayer are linked with each other.

Getting to know God is as simple as A, B, C. [A]… We all have sinned. A.dmit you are sinner. Admit your sin…[B]… B.elieve in Jesus Christ as the sinless Son of God.  Believe and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. [C]…be C.ommitted. You have to make a commitment to Him by faith…for the rest of your life, be committed to living your life for Christ and in Christ Jesus.

As always, love in Christ Jesus,
Paul Lundmark

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