Travailing prayer's power is believe to have its purpose in bringing forth new things.
Engaging in travailing prayer births the "new." This type of is also known as a birthing of prayer. Now, I know if you are a man reading this post or one who has never birth a child you may feel like birthing prayer is not for you. After all, why would you want to pray until something is birth?
But, if you are desperate for an answer or in need of strength, travailing prayer is for you!
Travailing prayer relies heavily on Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit becomes the midwife in the birthing process.
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)
When we are weak. When we are unable to pray. When prayer turns into deep groans, the Spirit intercedes for us.
Holy Spirit becomes our advocate and presents our case in the courts of heaven. Holy Spirit searches our heart, our intent and He is familiar with what is going on in our mind. He knows how to present our case so it aligns with the will of God.
Prayers are answered when they are in alignment.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. (James 4:3)
Travailing prayer is a powerful way to allow Holy Spirit to birth new things in and through you.
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