Helps to Intercession
By Andrew Murray
What to Pray – That all God’s People May Know the Holy Spirit
The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world knoweth not; but ye know Him; for He abideth with you, and shall be in you. -John 14:17.
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost? -1 Cor. 6: 19.
The Holy Spirit is the power of God for the salvation of men. He only works as He dwells in the Church. He is given to enable believers to live wholly as God would have them live, in the full experience and witness of Him who saves completely. Pray God that everyone of His people may know the Holy Spirit! That He, in all His fullness, is given to them! That they cannot expect to live as their Father would have, without having Him in His fullness, without being filled with Him! Pray that all God’s people, even away in churches gathered out of heathendom, may learn to say: 1 believe in the Holy Ghost.
How to Pray – Laboring Fervently in Prayer
Who is one of you, saluteth you, always reverently you in
prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in aII the will of God. – Col. 4:12.
To a healthy man labor is a delight; in what interests him he labors fervently. The believer who is in full health, whose heart is filled with God’s Spirit, labors fervently in prayer. For what? That his brethren may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God; that they may know what God wills for them how He calls them to live, and be led and walk by the Holy Ghost. Labor fervently in prayer that all God’s children may know this, as possible, as divinely sure.