Praying in the Spirit

  • Ephesians 6:11-18  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes… And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
  • Jude 20 NKJV But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
  • 1 Corinthians 14:2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God…

Praying in the Spirit, which is the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4, Acts 19:6), is part of the armor you should use to protect yourself against the enemy (Ephesians 6:18). Jude 20 says to pray in the Spirit to build yourself up in your most holy faith. When you pray in the Spirit, you communicate directly with your Father. Romans 8:26 says we sometimes don’t know what to pray for but praying in the Spirit allows us to get heavenly assistance.

(See topic Holy Spirit Baptism.)

How to pray in the Spirit as a weapon:
  1. To pray in the Spirit, you need to have received the baptism with the Holy Spirit. If you have not received it as of yet and don’t pray in tongues (also called praying in your heavenly language), ask the Father for this infilling and empowerment of His Spirit and He will give it to you (Luke 11:13).
  2. When you don’t know what to pray for in any given situation, pray in the Spirit as you are communicating directly with God.
  3. Ephesians 6:18 says to pray in the Spirit on all occasions so pray in the Spirit daily and anytime a situation occurs. Pray in the Spirit while driving to work or doing the dishes. Pray in the Spirit as often as you can. Make it a habit. Realize that when you do, you are communicating directly with your Father.


Call to action:
Pray in the Spirit daily for at least 30 minutes to help keep yourself strong spiritually and build yourself up in your most holy faith.