Sunday, November 10, 2013


And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.  And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:26-28 NLT

I admit it:  there are many times I open my heart to pray, and I can find no words. Groanings that can’t be expressed in words – that’s exactly what it’s like!  There are times when I’m overwhelmed, tired, afraid, upset, lonely, uncertain, discouraged, hurting – I’m grateful the Holy Spirit takes over.  He lifts up my prayers to God.  When I can’t.

I came across this quote some time ago – I didn’t make a note of the author:

When praying to God. God knows what you need and the Holy Spirit will lift up your prayers and will shape those prayers in ways that we as humans can’t begin to imagine.

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