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Class 8: Prayer that Prevails!


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Part 2: Holy Spirit's intercession

(This is part 2 of 9 parts in this class)


How often do you see a situation and you recognise in it things that aren't a reflection of God's peace, favour and blessing. You then realise something powerful needs to happen if things are going to get put right. Perhaps you begin praying in words for it. You do your best but you're soon sensing inside yourself that your prayer isn't reaching the mark where it can truly bring about change.


The Bible tells us exactly what the problem is. It tells us we need the Spirit's intercession.

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 - NKJV


You and I don't know what we should pray for as we ought to. This is not to say you don't know what needs praying into but rather that you don't know how to pray effectively for it. For this reason you need the Spirit's intercession. This intercession comes in the form of "groanings which cannot be uttered".