Day Eight - 21 Day Fast, January 16, 2017
The Benefits of Praying in the Spirit
I discovered the following article in June of 2000. It still inspires me every time I read it:
“Here is a very interesting health thought. Dr. Carl Peterson of ORU in Tulsa, OK, is a brain specialist and was doing research on the relationship between the brain and praying or speaking in tongues. Some amazing things were discovered!!
Through research and testing, Dr. Peterson found that as we pray in the Spirit or worship in the Spirit (our heavenly language), there is activity that begins to happen in our brain. As we engage in our heavenly language, the brain releases two chemical secretions that are directed into our immune system. This promotes healing within our bodies.
Amazingly, this secretion is triggered from a part of the brain that has no other apparent activity in humans, and we don’t use it. It is only activated by our Spirit led prayer and worship. Let’s start praying in tongues mare than we ever have before!!”
Jude 20 (Amp) “But you, beloved, build up yourselves (founded) on your most holy faith (make progress, rise like an edifice, higher and higher) praying in the Holy Spirit.
Take a lot of time during your fast to pray in the Holy Spirit, at least for 30 or 60 minutes every day. You will find your spirit rise up in God’s strength to conquer sin, depression, and spiritual lethargy. In fact—for those who follow this daily and consistently—you will find it is much easier to hear the voice of the Lord on a continual basis.
Pastor Ron Enget