Episode 161

Prayer 2021 - June 12 - The Holy Spirit's Help in Prayer pt 1

Scripture For Today:

James 5:16

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

The Holy Spirit’s Help in Prayer pt 1

I want to look at some of the things the Apostle Paul has taught us about the Holy Spirit and prayer. He said many, many things about prayer. We’ve covered some of things he taught in some of our prayer lessons. But I want to focus the next couple of sessions on what Paul taught us about “The Holy Spirit’s Help in Prayer.” Amen!

Let’s begin by looking at Romans 8:26-27

“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. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

Paul is saying something here that Jesus NEVER talked about in the Gospels. Really – Go check it out… amen!  He is teaching us about the Holy Spirit HELPING US to pray. Amen!

Jesus taught on many principles of prayer. He talked about two or more agreeing together and how that amplifies the power of prayer. He talked about the prayer of faith, that we discussed around Mark 11:23-24. 

But Jesus never taught His disciples, while He was here in His earthly ministry, about the Holy Spirit would help them in prayer – as Paul is sharing with us in Romans 8:26.

Jesus never taught about praying in the Spirit or praying in other tongues. Why?  Well, the main reason is because the people He was talking to did not yet have the Pentecostal experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit themselves. They did not have any idea of what “speaking in other tongues” could even mean.

Do you want to see an example of what I mean?  In John 11:33, we know the story of Lazarus and how Jesus was late to the funeral, right? But the reason, He wanted to demonstrate He had the power over death. But their unbelief was getting to Him. Verse 33 says, “When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.”

I believe He was speaking in tongues! They had no idea what it was. He was probably praying in tongues, more or less what we would refer to as “under His breath.”  Think about…

How do I come to that conclusion? Because the disciples had no idea what He said. They called it a GROANING.  But what happened next?  He asked, “Where have you put him?”

The decision had been made – He was going to do something that ONLY God could do! Amen! 

THAT is what praying in the Holy Ghost can do for YOU!  You can bring the Power of God on the scene in an instant. The Holy Spirit can sweep in and knock any demon out that is bothering you. But YOU have to believe. YOU have to understand. YOU have to take action and PRAY in the Holy Spirit to bring HIM on the scene. Praise God!

Let’s Pray!

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Bob Thibodeau

Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

Now, he has placed all of this information under one website location, "Podcasters for Christ." This makes it easier for other Christians to find the services they need in one spot rather than having to visit several different websites.

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