First Corinthians 2:16 says this:
For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?”
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
The body of Christ often has the mind of Christ. It is not something that is experienced so much individually as corporately. Together, we have the mind of Christ.
Therefore, if we are facilitating a gathering there are some key questions that we can ask. For example, someone may mention a need. The person helping to facilitate may say, "Does anyone have any sense as to what the Lord wants us to do next?" Someone suggests, "Maybe we should pray about it." "Do others sense the same thing?" Usually there is agreement, and so you go ahead and pray. But maybe someone will suggest that you do something practical. Does this have agreement from those there too?
Here are some other situations when a question may help to bring out what the Lord wants from the body.
Someone reads a verse of Scripture: "Does anyone have a sense of what Jesus is trying to say to us through this passage?"
A time of prolonged silence (sometimes the silence itself is from the Lord): "Is the Lord saying anything to anyone as we listen to him here?"
A picture or prophecy: "Let's weigh this and see what the Lord is saying to us through it." Or, "Does this picture speak to anyone here about a situation in their life?"
Questions to the body will often lead to following the Holy Spirit.