But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. (Jude 1:20 KJV)
Praying in the Spirit does not always mean to speak in other tongues or languages that we are not familiar with, but praying in the Spirit is a prayer of faith yielding to Holy Spirit allowing Him to pray through us for the perfect will of God. Making petitions or supplications unto the Lord are necessary for our daily living by the faith that is of God in Jesus Christ even as God ordained.
God told Israel not to take His name in vain in the Third commandment of the Ten commandments that were given unto Israel. This commandment refers to not using God’s name with vain petitions to fulfill covetousness.
Abraham’s eldest servant is a prime example of someone living by the faith that is of God through obedience to the Word and Promise that God had made to Abraham.
And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. (Genesis 24:2-4 KJV)
And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. (Genesis 24:12-16 KJV)
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not. (Genesis 24:17-2 KJV)
And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. (Genesis 24:26-27 KJV)
Abraham’s eldest servant’s prayer was answered play by play; which was exactly what he saw within himself by which God placed in his heart as he prayed so that he would see it come to pass immediately as a confirmation and an assurance that the servant was in God’s perfect will for the fulfillment of the promise that God made to Abraham.
We will see the fulfillment of our prayers and God’s promises if we submit to the faith that God has given us through His Son Jesus Christ.