We are in a spiritual battle.
The enemy doesn't fight fair.
As a result of this - we as followers of Christ need to use everything at our disposal to overcome Satan and his demons, including prayer.
But, and if I can say this without being misunderstood, many times "prayer" is not enough. We need to pray, but we need to pray in the Spirit.
It is called, "Spirit led" praying.
We are to pray in the Spirit.
What is praying in the Spirit? It is allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you as you pray.
It is using the spiritual language that God gives you to pray when natural words will simply not come.
The Bible tells us in Romans 8:26,27, "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's Will."
Those verses tell us that the Holy Spirit knows our weaknesses.
I have taught many times that the enemy studies you and I. He goes for the jugular when he can. He knows our weaknesses.
But the Holy Spirit studies us as well. He knows our strengths and weaknesses as well.
We can't fool God.
He knows that "we do not know what we should pray for."
He know we don't know how to pray, so he sends the Spirit to lead us!
He prays for us "with groanings which cannot be uttered."
Many times I just don't know what to pray. So I will pray in the Spirit. And when God's spirit is speaking with God Himself my prayer will naturally be answered.
Here's what I leave you with. Prayer, Spirit-led praying, doesn't start with me but with God.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.