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How to Pray in the Power of the Holy Spirit

HOW TO PRAY IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (INTRO)

Do you have prayer power? Here’s the role of the Holy Spirit in making our prayers supernatural. Normal Christian living is supposed to be like the early Church, as described in the book of Acts.

This video is the introduction to the Paracletia course found at http://gnm.org/paracletia-course-desc….

 

HOW TO PRAY IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (INTRO)

The Transcript

Do you have prayer power? Do you have the ability to pray and make a difference? Do you have the ability to pray and see the supernatural? Hi, I’m Terry Modica from Good News Ministries. And the answer to that question is: No you don’t. I don’t either, because only God has that kind of power. We are called to be prayer warriors, to be prayer intercessors. We are called to have a prayer life, because this prayer life connects us to God. We need to have, in order for the supernatural to happen through our prayer life, a close, personal, alive, active relationship with the Holy Spirit.

First, we have to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, because he is our Savior; He died for us. He rose from death and ascended into heaven and takes us with him if we want to follow him. But it is the Holy Spirit who is Part 2 of the Christian life. Because Jesus said that he gives us his Holy Spirit. We’ve all been called to have Part 2 in that relationship with Jesus. Because it is the Holy Spirit of Christ who helps us to live out the teachings of Christ. It is the Holy Spirit of Christ who helps us to have the kind of prayer and have the kind of affect on this world that followers of Christ are supposed to have.

Take a look at what the Book of Acts says is normal Christian living. What happened in the early Church is meant to be the Church of all time. God doesn’t change. Pay attention to how many times the Holy Spirit’s name comes up in Mass of the Catholic Church, in the scriptures, the prayers of the Church. The Holy Spirit is named very often — all the time because that is key to having a successful and powerful prayer life. So, I pray, in the name of Jesus, with the power of the Holy Spirit, that you, my friend, will come to know the Holy Spirit more than you ever have before. And it begins with your prayer, first: “Lord Jesus, I want You to be my Lord and Savior. Without You, I cannot get to heaven.” And then: “Holy Spirit, I want You to be my holiness. I want You to teach me how to be holy. And I want You to fill me, renew me, fill me to over-flowing. Set Your fire alive in me.”

Because it is the power of the Holy Spirit, my friend, who purifies us and helps us to live the saintly life that we are called to be, because Christians are no longer sinners. We are saints. Yes, we do sin, because we have not fully entered into our sainthood. But the Holy Spirit is the one who helps us with that — every day.

God bless you.

How do you know if you’re truly listening to the Holy Spirit? How do you know if the Holy Spirit is truly listening to you? Here’s how to get connected.

The Transcript

One of the most basic questions that most people have about a relationship with the Holy Spirit and their prayer life is, “How do I know whether I’m really listening to the Holy Spirit or not? Or, “How do I know the Holy Spirit is really listening to me?” What this question boils down to is, “How do I know I’m truly connected to the Holy Spirit?” Well the answer is simply we don’t try, we don’t try to get ourselves connected because it’s not our effort that matters. Yes, we do have to put effort into it, but what matters is the Holy Spirit’s effort.

You see we need to understand the Holy Spirit wants to connect with us more than we want to connect with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is ready. The Holy Spirit was given to us when we were baptized, and it was confirmed that we have the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. So we need to trust that, and that’s what having a life in the Holy Spirit is really all about: trust, and with that trust or what enables that trust is surrender, total surrender.

A good prayer to start every day with is, “Holy Spirit renew me, Holy Spirit you have my permission to change me.” It’s as simple as that. “Holy Spirit renew me, Holy Spirit you have my permission to change me”, and even if there’s part of you that does not really want to be changed because, hey!, we all have that simple part of us that says, “I’m in charge of my life not God, I want things to be the way I want them to be.” In other words I don’t really want to change there are certain parts of my life I want changed, and it’s usually the other person, I want somebody else to love me better or I want somebody to hire me or whatever. But true prayer that’s truly connected to the Holy Spirit begins with “Change me”, and if we give the Holy Spirit just even a small desire to be changed and the rest of us really is resisting that, all the Holy Spirit needs is that little bit and he’ll run with it.

I heard that several years ago when I went to confession and I really did not want to change, I really did not want to repent, I was angry at somebody and it’s like Dolly was justified anger. And if I too easily forgave, too quickly forgave, that person was as good continue on his ways that were wrong, and I was angry at what he was doing wrong, and I wanted to be angry. It was justified anger at least that’s how it began. But the priest asked me, “Are you willing to forgive him?” and I wanted to say, “Not yet, not until he does what he is supposed to do, not till he changes.” But I very feebly not in my head, and the priest said, “That’s all God needs, that little bit is all God needs,” and he continued with the prayers of Absolution. And I left that confessional changed. I was light-hearted, I was free of the chains of unforgiveness, and yes I still wanted that other person to change in the way that needed to be changed, but I was no longer caught up and trapped by the emotions of anger over it.

Whatever you need to surrender there’s more to surrender than you realize, because we need to totally totally give ourselves over to the Holy Spirit and let the Holy Spirit take charge. Give a little bit, just give the littlest or the greatest even if it is little bit of your willingness of surrender and the Holy Spirit will run with that. Holy Spirit renew me, Holy Spirit you have my permission to change me. That my friend is the beginning of a prayer life that is filled much more with the power of the Holy Spirit. God bless you!

This is Part 1 of the Paracletia video course, “How to Pray in the Power of the Holy Spirit”. For the full course, see http://gnm.org/paracletia-course-desc…

There are many things that come between us and the power of the Holy Spirit. And they all boil down to this: We’re not totally convinced that God truly cares about us. Here’s why, and here’s a spiritual exercise for a breakthrough. This is Part 2 of the Paracletia video course, “How to Pray in the Power of the Holy Spirit”. For the full course, see There are many things that come between us and the power of the Holy Spirit. And they all boil down to this: We’re not totally convinced that God truly cares about us. Here’s why, and here’s a spiritual exercise for a breakthrough.

The Transcript

Hi! There are many things that come between us and the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit’s power, and the Holy Spirit’s activity in our lives. There are many things that hold us back from all that God wants to give us and do in us and through us. And the most basic of it, the root of it from which everything else comes, everything else that prevents us from having the closest to the Holy Spirit and the fullness of the Holy Spirit that we’re called to have, it boils down to this: we are not totally convinced that God really, really cares about us. We are not deep down believing that what we want really matters to God. Because we’ve been projecting onto God what humans have been and done in our lives. Especially the authority figures in our lives starting with our parents.

For example, if your father was absent from the home through death, divorce, work, and by my work I mean a lot of work like traveling, we grow up feeling that God the Father is distant. We project our human father’s distance from us on to God the Father. Well this works in many different ways. We project onto the Holy Spirit human limitations. So right now I’d like to do is help you begin a spiritual exercise in opening yourself more to the immense love of the Holy Spirit. Spend today, and make this a spiritual practice for every day, thinking about, reflecting about how much God is delighted in you. Yes, delighted.

Of course he knows your sins, of course he knows your imperfections, of course he knows your faults better than you. That’s not the only thing he’s looking at. He’s looking at the good that you do. He’s looking at his own reflection in you, the goodness in you is God himself. And God is resonating with himself that is in you. God the Holy Spirit is delighted in you and is filling you with good things, and is filling you with joy, and wants to release in you everything that God has in mind for you. You know Jesus said in John 14:12 that, “If you believe in me, if you follow me if you make me the Lord of your life, you will do the things that I do and even greater things!”

To have that we need to be fully alive and surrendered to the Holy Spirit. To do that we need to know that the Holy Spirit is delighted in us. So look around, look around and pay attention to all the ways that God is saying, “I love you, I care about you, I delight in doing good things for you.” You for example, what is the beauty in nature that God has placed around you. God is with you, God is giving you treats every day. Take for example, you walk down a lane, walk down a path and you see the light of the sun shining through the greenery. This is God putting things on display for you. This is God giving you something enjoyable to look at, to bless your day and to connect you closer to him, because he cares about you so much, he loves you that much that he gives you beautiful things to look at.

Yes my friend, God delights in you. Pay attention to all the way that he’s revealing that. Every little thing that goes right, every little thing and every big thing that reveals God’s hand at work. That shows that his timing got involved in something. And let the Holy Spirit speak to you about how much he cares about you, and how much God is trying to reveal that to you, through the things around you and the circumstances. Come Holy Spirit renew us. Come Holy Spirit you have our permission to change us. Amen

This is Part 2 of the Paracletia video course, “How to Pray in the Power of the Holy Spirit”. For the full course, see http://gnm.org/paracletia-course-desc…

What happens when you’re too tired to pray? Or when you’re struggling with a challenge or troubles, and you feel anger or depression or other strong, negative emotion? How do we discern the presence of the Holy Spirit under those circumstances?

This is Part 7 of the Paracletia video course, “How to Pray in the Power of the Holy Spirit.” For the full course, see http://gnm.org/paracletia-course-desc…