True prayer is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
If we are to ever truly pray, we must learn it first from the Holy Spirit.
Silence is crucial, and the Holy Spirit often draws us to silent places to pray.
He lovingly beckons us to pray but all too often, He is pushed aside.
Throughout the day, He seeks to find a moment with us. Yet we mistake His invitations for our own passing thoughts about prayer.
His voice is ignored, stifled. Time and time again, we reject the drawing of the Spirit.
And still, Holy Spirit initiates. Even when we think we pray out of our own desire, it is really because of the Spirit’s desire within us.
We would have no desire to pray if it were not for the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit truly knows the best times to pray. That’s why it’s important that we obey His leading.
In prayer, we are most effective when we are most cooperative.
We must honor the Holy Spirit and find the privacy He requires of us. He leads us into silence.
Discipline yourself to find silence. Dedicate a portion of your day to God. Don’t rush it.
Don’t get distracted. Focus.
The Holy Spirit speaks in a gentle, still and small voice.
You’ll miss Him if you aren’t listening.
Source: Carriers of the Glory by David Diga Hernandez