Ephesians 6:18 - Praying in the Spirit. (addendum)

Ephesians 6:18 - Praying in the Spirit.  (addendum)

Ephesians 6:18 (TNIV) And pray in the Spirit on all occasions 
with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert 
and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. 

Ephesians 6:18 (NEB)  Give yourselves wholly to prayer and 
entreaty; pray on every occasion in the power of the Spirit. To this end 
keep watch and persevere, always interceding for all God's people;  


The Armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-20.


  Do you ever get sick and tired of praying? We're all guilty of 
it, but in this verse we see how to get out of that prayer rut. 
Continual, effectual prayer is not, and cannot be, an exercise of our 
flesh;... it is the exercise of the Spirit within us. In Romans 8:26, Paul 
gives us additional insight into this essential matter when he points 
out that "the Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning that cannot be 
expressed in words." We typically find ourselves trying to project our 
prayers and petitions through space to some far-off place where God 
dwells and where we have a mansion awaiting our arrival. But Paul tells 
us in Ephesians that God is joining us "together as part of this 
dwelling where God lives by his Spirit" (2:22). Our eternal destiny is to 
corporately and individually be the place where the Spirit dwells and 
through which he intercedes. God is using every circumstance to help us 
grasp this truth and to learn to let the "rivers of living water" flow 
through us. 
  Oh GOD, teach me to know the presence of your Spirit within me 
and to walk and live in continual awareness of it. May you freely 
live your life in me, express your heart through me, and pray through 
me. I know that I can't accomplish any of this through my own 
efforts, but with you, nothing is impossible! [Praying Through The Bible 
By Fuller re Eph. 6:18]