Mighty Prayer is much more than praying long, or praying hard. It begins only when we bring the Holy Spirit with us into our prayer chambers, and then yield our own voice to the voice of revelation. Then the Holy Spirit guides our words, and leads in worship and glorying that man alone cannot achieve. It is prayer of the highest order, and few experiences ennoble and enable with equal power.
It requires some effort, and some time, and a suitable background in hearkening to the Holy Spirit to achieve, but when it finally happens, you will walk away a new person in Christ.
There are two overarching reasons why we should press ourselves diligently to develop and deploy Mighty Prayer. The first is that it is a necessary and unavoidable bridge that we must cross on our quest for the full blessings of the gospel. The type of veil-rending faith we seek lies at the far side of the bridge called Mighty Prayer.
The second reason is that, in my personal experience at least, every grand spiritual event I sought for and eventually obtained, began as Mighty Prayer. It’s almost as if the angels who are charged by God with vending the greater blessings only speak the language of the Holy Spirit. They don’t seem to converse in earth-born language, and the very essence of Mighty Prayer is that the Holy Spirit teaches us what to say, and how to say it. In Mighty Prayer the Spirit lifts us, sanctifies us and dresses us in spotless spiritual white, and for that moment, for that blink of eternity, we know how to speak the tongue of angels.
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