3221 Holy Spirit, and prayer

3221 Holy Spirit, and prayer

The Holy Spirit intercedes for God’s people and also prompts their petitions, supplications and thanksgivings.

The Holy Spirit enables God’s children to address him as “Abba”

Ro 8:15 See also Gal 4:6

The role of the Holy Spirit in prayer

He prompts supplication Zec 12:10 “a spirit” (NIV text) or “the Spirit” (NIV footnote).

He inspires prayers of praise Lk 10:21 See also Eph 5:18-20

He inspires praying in tongues Ac 2:4 See also Ac 10:44-46; Ac 19:6; 1Co 14:14-18

He intercedes for believers Ro 8:26-27

The evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work prompts praise and thanks

1Th 1:2-5 See also Ac 11:15-18

Believers are exhorted to pray in the Spirit

Eph 6:18-20 See also Jude 20

The love of the Holy Spirit is a motive for prayer

Ro 15:30-32 See also Lk 11:13; Ac 8:14-17

See also

1040God, fatherhood
2360Christ, prayers of
3218Holy Spirit & praise
3281Holy Spirit, inspiration
7972tongues, gift of
8221courage, strength from God
8352thankfulness
8602prayer