I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Ps 63:4
During WholyFit breathing, we often think of accepting grace from God, like the ability to forgive, goodness, kindness, gentleness. When we breathe out we surrender our inmost being to Him: letting go of malice, selfish ambition, hardness of heart.
The Lord knows our hearts. Words sometimes even get in the way of communication with the Almighty. Praying in the Spirit can mean speaking in tongues, or in song or in many ways that communicate with God from our spirits to the One who is Spirit. Even when we groan, our prayer is heard.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with God’s will. (Romans 8:26, 27)
Movement can also be praying in the Spirit – it is simply praying without words. When we ask the Holy Spirit to help us to pray, He is faithful, whether we use words, or dance or even sigh. We offer our hearts to Him and movement often helps us to express what our words cannot.