Holy spirit divine, quicken and inspire us not to pray amiss during this prayer season


“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

“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.” Romans 8:26

It’s day 8 of our fasting and prayer and we are most grateful to God for strength and empowerment through his Grace and Mercy. Our prayer focus today is on the Holy Spirit to quicken and inspire us not to pray amiss during this prayer season.

We need the Spirit of God for direction and prompting. When the spirit of God dwells within us, He plays a significant role in helping us in our prayer lives. Here are several ways in which the Holy Spirit assist us in our prayers:

Intercession: The Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we pray. In times of weakness or when we may not know what to pray for, the Spirit comes along and intercede on our behalf (Romans 8:26-27).

Guidance: The Holy Spirit helps us discern God’s will and direction in our prayers. This could include understanding Scripture, receiving insights, and being led in specific ways during prayer (John 16:13).

Empowerment: The Holy Spirit is a source of empowerment for prayer. Through the Spirit, we find strength, confidence, and boldness in our approach to God in prayer (Ephesians 3:16).

Teaching and Illumination: The Holy Spirit helps us understand the Scriptures and applies them to our lives. This understanding aids in shaping prayers that align with God’s purposes and principles (John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:10-12).

At this time, let us yield ourselves completely to the Holy Spirit to direct and inspire us to pray rightly. May our prayers be answered in Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer Points

  1. We invite the Holy Spirit to descend in His gracious power and be at the centre of our prayers in the name of Jesus. (Ephesian 6:18a).
  2. Holy Spirit, we plead, help us in our weakness and teach us how to pray in Jesus’ name. (Romans 8:26, Luke 12:12).
  3. Lord, grant us heavenly wisdom not to pray amiss in Jesus’ name. (James 4:1-3).
  4. We choose friendship with God over friendship with the world and say goodbye to all the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life that hinder prayer in Jesus’ name. (1 John 2:15, James 4:4).
  5. Every device of Satan that wants me to pray amiss, I rebuke you. I reject the spirit of contentions, jealousies, malice and every work of the flesh that will hinder our prayers in Jesus’ name. (Galatians 5:19–21, 1 Peter 2:11).
  6. I release myself from the bondage of unforgiveness in Jesus’ name. (Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:14-15).
  7. I rebuke all distracting spirits that want me to lose focus in these 40 days in Jesus’ name. (Matthew 6:24).
  8. Lord, remove every agent standing in the path of answers to my prayers in Jesus’ name. (Daniel 10:13).
  9. I confess every iniquity in my heart and ask for forgiveness in Jesus’ name. (Psalm 66:18).
  10. Lord, in our prayers, help us to be humble and not exalt ourselves in Jesus’ name. (Luke 18:11-14).
  11. In these 40 days, Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight in Jesus’ name. (Psalm 19:14).
  12. Give me the strength to trust inYour plans and purpose for my life in Jesus’ name. (Jeremiah 29:11, 33:3, John 15:7).
  13. Lord, we seek that You make us one in Your spirit, that we lift up corporate holy hands and voices unto You in Jesus’ name. (1 Timothy 2:8).
  14. Give me a testimony at the end of these 40 days in Jesus’ name. (Luke 8:39).
  15. Spirit divine, quicken us now, set our hearts ablaze with Your love, and let there be floods of revival in our midst in Jesus’ name.


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