Scripture Reading: Romans 8:26-30
“Likewise the Spirit helps in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints, according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26,27)
These words are so comforting to me. When we are weak, we have the Helper who comes to our aid. The statement and simple — “Likewise the Spirit helps in our weakness.” The very same Holy Spirit who raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in us. He strengthens us in our weakness. He comforts us in our sorrows. He delivers us from our fears. He gives us power to resist when we are being sorely tempted.
The Holy Spirit also helps us when we don’t know what to pray. He knows the perfect will of the Father. He takes our feeble efforts at prayer and turns them into powerful intercession before the throne of God. On many occasions in my life, I have not known what to pray. When I experience this, I call out to the Spirit for help, for I know that He intercedes for me with groanings too deep for words. When you don’t know what to pray, turn it over to the Holy Spirit. He will pray to the Father in your behalf.
The Holy Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God. He prays for the Father’s will to be done in our lives. He is praying for us now. He knows our needs and our fears. He knows the desires of our hearts. He knows when we are weak. He lifts us up before God’s throne. His prayers are always in perfect alignment with the will of the Father. For this reason, we know that God works all things together for our good and for His glory.
When you are weak, call upon the Spirit and He will give you strength. When you are afraid, call upon the Spirit and He will give You assurance. When you are sad and anxious, call upon the Spirit and He will bring joy and peace to you. When you are being tempted, call upon the Spirit and He will give you power to resist. When you do not know what to pray, call upon the Spirit and He will intercede for you. He is praying for you right now. Take comfort and have hope, for the Spirit lives to make intercession for you.
Spirit of God, my Helper and Comforter, thank You for helping me in my weakness. Thank you for interceding for me before the throne of God. Thank You that I am never alone, for You are always with me. Enable me today to practice Your presence in my life. Come, O Spirit, and help me, for I am weak and needy.
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