Exercise the spirit (Prayer)

Exercise the spirit,
Pray in every way!
I have prayed too little,
Keen my spirit, nay.
Even when I prayed, my
Spirit seldom proved
Ever just to follow
As Thy Spirit moved.
Now I’d pray in spirit
As Thy Spirit groans;
Pray by the anointing,
Not as memory owns.
Not the mind applying
But with spirit pray,
Praising or beseeching
Spirit-led alway.
Not just by myself my
Spirit exercise,
But with’ others praying
I would do likewise;
Praying in the spirit,
As the spirit wants,
For ’tis in the inmost
Spirits have response.
When we serve together,
We thru prayer would move,
Fellowship in spirit,
Not in word to prove.
Never pray together,
Shouting, crying much,
Yet the fellowship in
Spirit never touch.
Exercise the spirit
Here and everywhere,
Few or many present,
Caring not who’s there.
Not a place or person
Will influence me,
In all kinds of meetings
I’ll my spirit free.
Thus my spirit lifted
Gives the Lord His way;
Thus, my spirit strengthened,
I’ll be used each day.
In the spirit’s flowing
Living water see;
Thus the saints are mingled,
Built the church will be.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.


Suceava, Romania

Halleluyah! We have tree parts. And the most important is our spirit. If we don t use it în everything în our Christian life, we will not be filled with God as the Spirit! Is another song that I sang these days , ,I want to be filled with the Triune God , He make s me happy ,..... May the Lord filled all of us with Him!

John T. C. Kan

Chicago, IL, United States

This hymn tells us man’s spirit which was born anew (John 3:3c) has been made alive must be exercised so we may experience God because man’s spirit is God’s dwelling place Eph. 2:22. “In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit”. May we all exercise our spirit preciously made alive through Jesus Christ so man may contact God and enjoy God every which way!

John T. C. Kan

Chicago, IL, United States

Zachariah 12:1...... ”Thus declares Jehovah, who stretches forth the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him, ” The verbs of this word are all present tense. This word says, the heavens stretches as the universe is constantly expanding, the earth is being laid as earth constantly quakes. At the same time the spirit of man is also being constantly formed when a baby is born. Regrettably except the Lord Jesus who led servants of God, such as Apostle Paul, Andrew Murray, Watchman Nee and Witness Lee and a minority of Christians noticed it.

The spirit of man was condemned to die by God at the fall of man, Gen. 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, of it you shall not eat; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. ” Which part man died? Man’s spirit. Eph 2:1 Apostle confirmed it “And you, though dead in your offenses and sins, Which part man died? Man’s spirit! By natural birth All men and women were born with a dead spirit. Thanks be to God, His Son Jesus Christ came and made man’s spirit come alive. Jesus says in John 3:6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. ” How can this regeneration possible? John 3:15 says,

3:15 “That everyone who believes into Him may have eternal life. ” Only God’s life is eternal. To have eternal life is to have God’s life. To have man’s life is to be born of man. To have God’s life is to be born of God. Through this regeneration, man’s spirit comes alive.



Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

In the spirit’s flowing

Living water see;

Thus the saints are mingled,

Built the church will be.

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