To make your mind fruitful and productive in prayer, NEVER pray with a BLANK MIND, rather pray with a SOUND MIND.
The very reason many are distracted in the place of prayer, and many fall asleep is because the mind is not engaged and left unfruitful.
Apostle Paul, the acclaimed General in Tongues Speaking, said he never prayed in the spirit without also praying with his understanding, so that his mind can always be fruitful while praying.
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding”
1 Corinthians 14:14-15
Praying in the Holy Spirit is not passive but active, also it is not reactive but proactive.
In other words, you will have to place the objects of your request, petition, and intercession on your mind as you enter the divine presence to pray.
As you contemplate calmly on those objects, praying in the Holy Ghost (speaking in tongue) without distractions, you will realize that the Holy Spirit will progressively illuminate those objects on your mind with further insight, while helping you with the rights words and vocabulary with which to pray and communicate them effectively.
When I say objects, I mean the very things you want to pray about; your prayer points.
In this way, your mind will become fruitful while your spirit prays. This brings about an enriching prayer experience.
When you allow the Holy Spirit to lead your prayer life after this manner, you will realize that your prayers will become Inspirational and no longer intellectual. Likewise, your utterances will flow from spiritual insight and not provoked by circumstances.
The benefits of the spirit-led prayer are numerous:
- You will be praying in line with God’s will. Because the Spirit himself cannot pray contrary to God’s purpose.
- You will receive instant assurance of an answered prayer. Holy Spirit will bear witness with your spirit.
- Satan cannot hinder your prayer. Prayers offered to God through this channel cannot be hindered.