But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.
Praying in the Holy Ghost is beyond mere speaking in tongues. It is a Holy Spirit led prayer.
Praying in the Holy Spirit is communicating with God by inspiration and not by intellectual presentation. It is praying according to revelation and not by the demand of occasion.
No one knows how to pray effectively or what to pray accurately except being aided by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, you need the free gift of baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the accompanying spiritual ability of speaking in tongues in order to prevail in prayer.
However, Speaking in tongues is not a mindless affair, nor an unconscious activity as prevalent among Christians today.
Mindless rhetorics and esoteric utterances in the name of speaking in tongue is not praying in the Holy Spirit. Rather is mere Pentecostal rascality with no effect whatsoever. Just as it is eccentric to stand before dignitaries without a processed thought and prepared speech, so also Is it useless to enter the place of prayer with vain words and thoughtless repetitions.
If it is prayer, then our entirety must be involved.
Is it not strange today, that people claiming to be praying without any form of concentration? You see many prayer pressing their phones, waving a friend, looking around for something not missing etc. We have completely lost decorum and reverence for the Almighty God, and yet in our delusion want answers to our prayers.
Consequently, we break the Covenant of automated answers to prayer the name of Jesus Christ afforded us by dishonoring God through recklessness and Blemished prayer Sacrifices.
It isn’t just enough to make out time for prayer, if we want to get expected and effective result, we must do it right.
“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty.
“It is you priests who show contempt for my name.
“But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’ Malachi 1:6
One of the ways we dishonor God today is our attitude in the place of prayer. So rather than getting our prayers answered, we are rejected. And if not for mercy sake, many would have become casualties of His Holy presence
Just think about this for a minute “The manner and attitude with which you pray to God today, can you stand before the President of this Nation or even a Governor with same manner of approach and be heard?”
It seem we have lost reverence for God in our day.