December 12th, 2017

John 15, abide in me

Praying in the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 6:18 - "praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit"

Jude 1:20 - "praying in the Holy Spirit"

A conversation has parts where one speaks and the other listens - so does that mean that part of prayer is speaking and part of it is listening? I guess most people call the speaking part "prayer" and the listening part Bible "study," "reflection," or "meditation". Can all of this be considered the ongoing conversation that we have with God through the Holy Spirit?

Is it ok to spend more time "listening" to what God has said in His word than we spend formulating a response? Because often I don't have a response apart from wide-eyed wonder. Is His Spirit speaking when I am speechless?

Romans 8:26-27 - "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. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God."