Today we will be dealing with prayer points for the power of the holy ghost. The holy spirit is the comforter as Christ has explained in book of John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
It was evidently displayed that Christ promised never to leave us void of a guiding spirit. When the spirit of the Lord (Holy Spirit) is absent in the life of a man, such a person will have no direction for their life. The ministry of Christ could not have been completed without the coming of the Holy Ghost.
Throughout the ministry of Christ on earth, the apostles learned about kingdom goals and rules. However, they have no sufficient power to run the ministry of Christ. It was after the death and ressurection of Christ, when Christ was about to be taken to heaven, he promised the apostles a comforter. This was explained in the book of John 14. The holy spirit will guide and nurture us into becoming like Christ.
For clarity, we will highlight some of the benefits of the holy spirit when it comes upon a man. We believe this will help us intensify our prayer for the power of the holy spirit.
Why You Must Have The Power of Holy Ghost
The Holy Ghost Gives Power
One of the benefits of having the power of the holy ghost is for us to be equipped with power. The scripture made us understand that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers of darkness, rulers of darkness in high places. We need power to triumph over them. And the scripture made it known in Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
This is an evident that the holy spirit gives power to man.
The Power of The Holy Spirit Gives Courage
Another reason why we must pray for the power of the holy spirit is to find Courage and bravery to preach the gospel. Apostle Peter was the closest ally to Christ, however, he denied Christ thrice when he was about to be taken. This was because he had no courage. Fastforward to the book of Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
This was an account of Apostle Peter after they have gotten the power of the holy Ghost. The apostles began to speak in strange tongues, people thought they were drunk with new wine. Peter that couldn’t find courage to stand with Christ in the face of trouble, now stood in front of several people to preach the gospel. There is a kind of supernatural strength, courage and bravery that comes with having the power of the Holy.
The Power Of the Holy Ghost Tells What’s To Come
The book of John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. There is nothing better than having direction in life. It makes our journey through life simple.
God promised us that when the spirit comes upon us, it will guide us and teach us things to come. Revelation is very important in the life of a believer. These and many more is what the the power of the holy spirit will do in our lives.
- Lord Jesus, I thank you for the grace to know the importance of the holy spirit. I thank you for the privilege to study, and come to the realization that the holy spirit is important in the life of a man. Thank you Jesus.
- Lord God, as you have promised in the book of Acts 2:17 that you will pour your spirit upon all flesh. Lord, upon this promise we wait Lord. I wait for the manifestation of your word. Lord, pour out your spirit upon me in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, I do not want to live my life without direction. The scripture made me understand that the spirit of God will teach me things that is yet to come. I pray for spiritual revelation of my life and purpose, Lord send your spirit upon me in the name of Jesus.
- Lord God, for it has been written, if the power that raised Jesus Christ of Nazareth dwells in you, it will quicken your mortal body. Lord, I do not want to slave to sin anymore, I decree that your spirit come upon my life in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, I pray that you will grant me your spirit that will give me victory over sin and Iniquity. Lord Jesus, by your mercy, grant me your spirit in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, I pray for the forgiveness of sin, if there is any sin in my life that will hinder the manifestation of your power, Lord by your mercy, forgive me in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, when you spirit is upon the life of a man, your protection is guaranteed. Lord I do not want to rely on my physical strength and ability for protection, Lord I pray that you will send your spirit into my life in the name of Jesus.
- You charged us in the book of Matthew that we should go into the world and preach the gospel of Christ, baptize people in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Lord, I need the power of the Holy Ghost to fulfill this great mandate, Lord send down your spirit in the name of Jesus. Amen.