Going deeper in prayer – February 15. This is the time we must get the Holy Spirit into every part of our life. Whenever we are praying, we need to get the Holy Spirit into our emotions. Emotions should be involved when praying and the emotions need the Holy Spirit.
Bible Verse for Today
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.” (James 5:16-17)
The reason why Elijah could pray and something happens is that he prayed involving his emotions. Getting your emotions involved in prayer will take you deeper into the prayer and you feel every word you speak. Now, if the emotion is filled with the Holy Spirit, this is what a great thing will happen through the prayer.
Some people pray absent-minded, no emotion is added to their prayers so they don’t feel anything. This kind of prayer, when you finish saying it, you know yourself that it is not deep. This is one of the reasons why the majority pray and then it has no effect. Elijah was a human being as we are. He was a man subject to like passions even as we are. This means that Elijah has passions, he prays with passions.
Many people don’t know that it is okay to get emotional when praying. The reason is that they don’t want “the flesh” to take over whenever they are praying but it is okay to let your emotions into your prayer – it is what drive you deep. The kind of emotion that is involved in prayer is different types of emotion. Sadness is an emotion – when you feel something too much or it makes you sad, you will pray deeply. Joy is an emotion, laughter is am emotion – all these can be added to prayer and then get Holy spirit involved.
Going Deeper in Prayer for Today
Lord, if I have been praying shallowly and not getting my emotions involved in a way that the Holy Spirit will make it powerful, Lord, please forgive me. I pray that you give me the strength to pray and pray deeply and effectively. Lord, make my prayers be answered. Amen.
Also read: JESUS GIVES STRENGTH Prayer for February 14