Seeds Of Destiny Devotional - Keys To Effective Praying In The Spirit


Seeds Of Destiny Devotional

Dunamis Seeds Of Destiny 15 April 2023 Devotional By Dr. Paul Enenche: Keys To Effective Praying In The Spirit

TOPIC: Keys To Effective Praying In The Spirit (Seeds Of Destiny 15 April 2023)

SCRIPTURE: While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate now for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Acts 13:2 (AMP)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Praying in tongues when you are deeply rooted in iniquity is an abomination.


It has been confirmed that praying in the spirit is one way of praying effectively.

Now, what are the keys to effective praying in the spirit?

  1. Absolute surrender to the Will of God
    If you want to pray in the Spirit and see results, you must be absolutely surrendered to the Will of God. God will not struggle with man (Genesis 6:3).

A strong-willed person cannot pray effectively in the Holy Ghost. People who clearly know what God wants them to do and do another thing cannot succeed with God. The Holy Spirit is likened to a gentle dove; He would not force you to do what you do not want to do. So, you must be absolutely surrendered to the Will of God in order to pray effectively in the Spirit.

  1. A Lifestyle of Worship
    The Holy Spirit thrives in the atmosphere of worship (Acts 13:2, AMP)
  2. A Life of Holiness
    The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of holiness; He is holy before He is Spirit. His holiness is the most significant part of Him. The Holy Spirit moves more in holy vessels. Praying in tongues when you are deeply rooted in iniquity is an abomination.

When you pray in tongues and you are in sin, do you know what you are doing? You may be reporting yourself to God in the spirit. You may actually be saying something like, “Lord, I stole someone’s belonging yesterday. I do not even know why I’m praying now. I went out with someone yesterday and we committed immorality. I drank alcohol. I also visited a bad website yesterday. So, this breakthrough that is coming, I am not qualified for it yet.”

So, speaking in tongues while in sin may be an indictment on you.

Therefore, embrace the lifestyle of the Spirit and you will enjoy His Ministry.

Remember this: Praying in tongues when you are deeply rooted in iniquity is an abomination.


  1. Make up your mind to pray in the Spirit always.
  2. Pray in submission or surrender to God, with worship and in holiness.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to pray in the Spirit always. I receive the grace to surrender to You, and live a lifestyle of worship, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: Prayers and intercessions are some of the assignments of the priest. And when a person’s garment is filthy, his prayer will not make any difference. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.


AMAZING FACT: Elephants communicate within their herds or between herds many kilometers away by stamping their feet and making sounds too low for human ears to perceive.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the grace to experience breakthroughs in the Spirit at the place of prayer in Jesus’ Name.

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.

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