What is Spontaneous Prayer 🙂 | Just B UniquelyU.
Spontaneous prayer is simply allowing the Holy Spirit to pray through us when we know not what to pray for. Spontaneous prayer is not rehearsed, or nursed, they are pure prayers that come from out of the heart when you know not how to pray or why you should even pray about a given situation that you wasn’t even in your mind but that’s because it was placed within your heart to do so.
It is written in Romans 8:26-27 that “… the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
There are many excellent resources where the authors have taken their value time to print out Scriptural Prayers according that we are to pray according to God’s Living Word. I, myself, have found this to be an excellent tool which helped to build the foundation for my prayer life, but spontaneous prayer comes from deep with the heart in times when we do not know to pray about a situation.
The Holy Spirit will empower how to pray, when to pray, and who to pray for according to the will of God. Many a time I found myself praying in the Spirit because didn’t know how to pray about a given a situation. So, I placed my trust in the Holy Spirit who prayed through me to meet the need and not the want. The Holy Spirit know the mind of God, so therefore, He know how to pray the prayer through us to meet that need.
Many squabble about whether to pray or not to pray in a supernatural language (in different tongues). God’s Word is for today just as it was for the yesterdays that have gone by. If God’s Word says to pray in tongues (spiritual language), then why shouldn’t we. No one has the authority to say that God’s Word for His people is not for today, especially when it comes to building oneself up spiritually.
It is written in Jude 1:20 that “we are to build ourselves up on you most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit …” Note: “praying in the Holy Spirit” is to strengthen yourself during your personal prayer time and can be used in public as well. Sometime we could be praying out of our emotions or if we truly admit it, our hearts are not right to even pray for someone because our own opinions get in the way.
By trusting the Holy Spirit to pray through your human spirit, you are guaranteed that the Holy Spirit will reveal to you what you are praying about when you are ready to receive it Also, praying in your own native tongue (mine is English) is also praying in the Spirit when you are in the unity of the faith as one with others as you pray in a group or even if you are in your own personal prayer time.
Praying in the Spirit is a matter of the heart. If your heart is right before God whether you pray in the Spirit or in your native tongue. And this is what God looks at, the heart. Some of prayers that I posted are long, but they are spontaneous prayers. Spontaneous prayers flow like rivers of water through a vessel who submits themselves to the Holy Spirit, they just come forth without a struggle.
Now there is a difference between “praying in the Spirit” and the gift of tongues. While “praying in the Spirit” builds you up, having the gift of tongues is praying in a supernatural language that you yourself do not realize that you are praying in, speaking or prophesying in, but the person who is hearing does and is able to interpret what you have spoken.
Concerning spiritual gifts, in 1 Corinthians 12:10d it writes that the Holy Spirit gives “different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.” In Acts 2:1-12 it writes:
“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accordin one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and onesat upon each of them.4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”
And yes, there were those who mocked them, but Peter responded by reminding the people concerning the prophecy found in Joel 2:28-32 (Also see Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:28, 13:1 and 14:1-25). Saints of God, everyone is called to pray, so, instead of debating God’s Word or seeing faults in others, especially in these end-time days. Let us submit instead to the leading of the Holy Spirit who will teach us how to pray.
On a final note as Bishop T. D. Jakes stated: “Lord give me a praying spirit.” The Holy Spirit will empower you to pray through what God wills to be prayed and remember that to “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16).