The Spirit Intercedes (Prayer)

armor-of-god “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 the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:26-27

Can you think of a time something really fantastic or really awful happened and you couldn’t find the words to describe it to someone else? There are times when no words truly express our emotions. We just can’t explain how we feel.

There are also times this happens when we are praying to God. We become frustrated when we can’t put into words how we are feeling or what we genuinely want to say. It’s OK to have times like that. That’s one of the reasons God gave us the Holy Spirit.

During prayer time when words don’t seem to be enough, we can just sit quietly before God and let the Holy Spirit take over. The Spirit knows our thoughts and feelings. There is no need for us to become anxious when we can’t seem to speak what’s on our minds and in our hearts. We are coming to God when we pray. That’s all He wants. He is waiting for us to stop trying to do everything ourselves. He’s happy when we lean on Him. Our action of kneeling before God is what He desires from us. We can be silent and let the Holy Spirit do the communicating on our behalf.

“The Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

God knows how we feel and what we are trying to tell Him. Relax, feel the peace of God come over you. Turn the actual communicating over to the Holy Spirit and just sit quietly basking in the love of God. The Spirit is more than capable of conveying what you cannot find the words to say.

APPLICATION: Don’t feel you always have to do all the talking during prayer. Practice just sitting in silence before God and let the Holy Spirit do the talking for you.

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