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Day 19: Guidance of The Holy Spirit - Dr. S. Walker

Prayer Focus - Guidance of The Holy Spirit


Romans 8:26 “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”


There are moments in prayer when we become lost for words so to speak. Instead of words we know and understand we find ourselves succumbing to our emotions. When we come to that point in prayer that opens our hearts causing us to groan for reasons we cannot understand, we should feel blessed to have the Holy Spirit take over the prayer.


Application and Prayer Journal Entry:

Is there a particular issue you’re dealing with that as you pray, you become lost for words or feel emotional about? What do you do when this happens?

  • Suppress it

  • Struggle to pray through it

  • Cry about it

  • Stop praying because I don’t know how to pray about it

Journal what you intend to do the next time this happens.


Scripture Study:

John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.”


John 16:13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” New English Standard Version



Always remember that The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit). He knows the Will of God the Father concerning you and being under His administration, He wants to reveal what that Will is to you, if you allow Him to. He is the helper that is sent by Christ to assist you as you journey through your life of faith. When you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you also accepted the comforter … the Holy Spirit. You should therefore, allow Him to carry out His assignment concerning you.


Prayer and Prayer Journal Entry:

Pray a prayer asking God to forgive you for not allowing His Spirit to take control of your prayers when He wanted to.  Allow whatever feelings you have at this time to be expressed. Open your heart to release your concerns and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your prayer as He desires, then afterwards, journal your feelings. 

Worship: (allow a few minutes to load) 

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