I think everyone wants a more effective prayer life. Here’s a great way to achieve that. When Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:18 to “pray in the Spirit;” he is urging us to pray as the Spirit enables us to pray or to pray by the power and direction of the Spirit. Now “pray in the Spirit” is not a command rather it’s an offer of help—help that is available for any praying believer, anytime, anywhere.
The Holy Spirit is the great prayer partner / helper and is eager to guide us in who and what to pray for. He is on the lookout for believers who will pray for what God wants to do. How does the Spirit do this? He may do it by giving you a burden—such a deep love and concern for a person or a cause that it weighs on you. He may do it by giving you an unexpected thought—a thought that breaks in so abruptly that you ask, “Where did that come from?” He may do it by giving you a strong impression—a sense that He wants you to pray about something so that He can act in response to your prayer. He may do it by making a scripture verse come alive in your heart so that you are reminded of a person or situation that needs prayer. I suggest that you read Romans 8:26-28 and claim the promise it offers and then lean on the Holy Spirit for the help He gives in every aspect of your prayer life.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)