Holy Spirit Prayers

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"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." - Romans 8:26-27

Several years ago I spoke with a man who was dying of cancer. He was emotionally, physically and spiritually worn out. When I visited him I read a passage from Romans 8:26-27 that explains the Spirit prays for us when we cannot find the right words to pray for ourselves.

A week later I stopped in to see him and he asked me to read the verse again for him. He needed the assurance that God was with him during his journey, that Christ loved him unconditionally, and that the Holy Spirit would finish his prayers, when he could not.

We all need to hear this truth. There will be times in our lives when we cannot find the words to describe the cry of our heart. That's when the Holy Spirit takes over...praise be to God!

Holy Spirit come to me when I am hurting or lost. Come to me when I am distracted or distraught. Come to me when I need You the most. Come and pray for me when I cannot find the words. Thank You for this gift. Amen.
Jun 6 2018