Praying in the Spirit or Holy Ghost is only addressed three times in the bible, Jude 1:20 “Praying in the Holy Ghost”; Ephesians 6:18 “in the Spirit” and 1 Corinthians 14:15 “pray with the Spirit” However, for some people these three verses are clear instructions for praying in tongues. But, to say that praying in tongues is the only way of praying in the Spirit is to limit the Omniscience mind of Elohiym
Praying in the Natural
Glazed Covered Prayers
Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. Proverbs 26:23 (NIV)
There is no way we can measure the value of a person’s prayers, (how fervent it is) not by what we hear, or what we feel, or even know about that person. What may appears to be fervent to us, what appears to “usher in the Glory” (you choose the terminology) may be backed by personal gains and just hateful ways, only that person and God know what’s on their heart. We must allow the glazed covered prayer to pray right alone side the truly fervent prayers, the wheat alone side the tares, the eleven Apostles right alone side of Judas, because if we try to separate them we will drive away the saints, trying to get rid of the sinners. This is how Jesus dealt with this problem, this is how the bible deals with this problem, this is how we must deal with this problem, because only God can know the hearts of men.
Praying in the Spirit
The above verse suggest that God is working in us, God is unctioning us to do what God would have us do. We must realize more importantly, spiritual prayer is as much if not more an action of God as it is of us. Spiritual Prayer finds it origin in God and in our obedience to the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit unctions us. As we read the Amplified Bible this simple fact becomes abundantly clear that God is the origin of our spiritual prayer.
Philippians 2:13 (Amplified Bible)
So with confidence we can say that Praying in the Spirit is not praying in tongues. One can pray in tongues and pray in the spirit at the same time but one is not inclusive of the other. The foundation of Praying in the Spirit has to do with your heart being right with God in prayer, and your ear being mindful of the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Praying in Spirit means that the Spirit of Elohyim has moved you to come to Yehovah in prayer and you are at least sensitive enough to know it to be true.