And pray in the Spirit… (Ephesians 6:18).
Hey, Michael–what does it mean to pray “in the Spirit?”
Look at you, going straight to the tough question. That’s why I like you.
Beloved, I’ve wondered about this quite a little bit, and I’m still not sure what it means. My current thinking goes like this: Praying in the Spirit involves being in tune with the Holy Spirit, trying to pray about the things that are on God’s mind. That’s a tall order. It means you have to listen, not just speak. You have to get through your list of requests and find the place of quiet where you can detect that still, small voice we’ve heard about. Then you have to make sure that the still, small voice is speaking Biblical truth. Because you know, sometimes what I think is God is really just my own emotion, and who needs more of that?
My old choir choir director used to tell us, “Listen louder than you sing.” It’s like that.
Only with God
Listen loud, Beloved.