The gift of discernment of spirits is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). It is given by the Holy Spirit to profit God’s kingdom. This rare gift will enable a believer to have better understanding of any matter beyond a literal sense.
The Bible reference
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”
(Matthew 26:41 NIV).
Pray to Possess Discerning Spirit
DISCERNMENT PRAYER – No. 1
O Lord, please teach me how to respond to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Let me be prayerful and sensitive, so that I can understand every instruction that the Spirit offers. Make me a sensitive servant that listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and make me an obedient servant that yields to his instructions. Let my obedience benefit your kingdom. Let me never regret serving you, but help me to prosper in this life, and in heaven also. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
DISCERNMENT PRAYER – No. 2
Dear God, please guide my steps not to seek counsels from ungodly people. Assist me to seek godly counselors who may guide me into making right decisions. Help me to prayerfully consider any counsel before I take an action. Do not let me rush into judgment and regret afterward. Rather, let your Holy Spirit counsel, comfort, and empower me to appropriately make decisions that will result in positive benefits. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
DISCERNMENT PRAYER – No. 3
Father, please guide my footsteps so that I do not sin against you. Do not let me sin against you, so that Satan will not have an advantage over me. Empower me through your Holy Spirit to obey all your commandments, and help me to faithfully serve you so that I can prosper throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.