Text: Romans 8:26 (NKJV).
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered”.
Have you ever had one of those moments in life when you want to pray but just can’t find the words to express how you feel?
The first sentence of Romans 8:26 carries forth the fact that we are weak and need the help of the Holy Spirit. Now, don’t read Romans 8:26 and say, “Well, I don’t know what I should pray for, and since the Holy Spirit makes intercession for me, I will leave the praying to Him.” In the first part of the verse, the word “helps” in the original Greek text means the Holy Spirit takes hold together with us against the problem.
When we do not know what to pray the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray according to God’s will. This help is not praying in tongues, which is a legitimate gift of the Spirit, but is “groanings too deep for words.” Deep within us we sense the groanings of the Holy Spirit as we’re praying.
The Holy Spirit is working through us as we come before God’s throne and don’t know what to pray, but know prayer is needed. The groanings from the Holy Spirit through us are heard by God. He answers our prayer because it is according to His will (1 John 5:14-15).
Beloved, thank God for the assurance that the power of our prayers is dependent upon His grace given us by the Holy Spirit’s intercession! Amen ?