Romans 8:26 - The Holy Spirit Prays for Us.
Romans 8:26 " The Holy Spirit Prays for Us.
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 groanings which cannot be
Romans 8:26 (NLT) And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.
For example, we dont know what God wants us to pray for. But the
Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in
Romans 8:26 (TLB) And in the same way"by our faith"the Holy
Spirit helps us with our daily problems and in our praying. For we
dont even know what we should pray for nor how to pray as we should,
but the Holy Spirit prays for us with such feeling that it cannot be
expressed in words.
Romans 8:26 (MSG) Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the
waiting, Gods Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we
dont know how or what to pray, it doesnt matter. He does our
praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our
aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our
pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. Thats why we can
be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked
into something good.
Of all the many teachings of the Word on prayer, this perhaps
brings the greatest comfort of all to the believer who earnestly
desires to communicate with God Almighty, but at times finds that words
utterly fail. We are weak. His strength is made perfect in that
weakness, as we seek to obey and do His will. God's Spirit guarantees it.
Beyond the rightness of obeying God, in that He tells us to
pray, prayer benefits the believer because thoughts and ideas are put
into words and phrases which often may surprise the believer when
they "come out." But there are times when we know we "ought" to
pray, but just can't, or don't know what to say. God's Spirit comes
alongside and literally translates for us. Don't take this as not needing
to put your supplications into words. But when they can't be put
into words, be encouraged and recognize that the Spirit will
accomplish it to God's glory! [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom]
I spent some time with friends who had experienced a family
tragedy. Their grief was palpable, and they were shaken to the core. As
we drove to their house, my wife and I talked about what to say and
do once we got there. We knew our words would be empty. We knew
they probably wouldn't be able to put their pain into words or tell
us what they needed. In light of that, we decided to just sit with
them and be there.
I couldn't help remembering all the times I've been in pain
and how hard it was to pray. I couldn't even put the words together.
I certainly wasn't able to tell God what I needed from him because
I didn't know myself. But God is so good! His Holy Spirit
translates even our sighs and groans and tears into prayers and pleas.
In this life, there is no way to avoid pain and tragedy. It
strikes us all from time to time. When that happens, we can take comfort
in the fact that God understands even what we can't put into words,
and he is there for us always. He promises that when we invite him
into our lives, we will never again face painful times alone. He will
be with us every step of the way.
Father, my life is in your hands. Thank you for being there
whenever I need you, ready to comfort me wth your presence. In Jesus'
name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional by John & Johnny
On December 26, 1996, my life came to a sudden stop. My wife
was diagnosed with a very rare and very aggressive form of breast
cancer. Only months earlier my father had also been diagnosed with
cancer. I was in total disbelief. Two of the people most important to me
were in trouble, and there was little I could do. All my life I have
been a person who could fix things; but this time, for the first
time, I could do nothing.
At the time, I was taking part in a Bible study on Romans.
When the leader read the above verses, it was as if God collected all
of my feelings in this passage. I had felt helpless, but I was
assured that the Holy Spirit was praying the prayers I did not know how
Since that December, my father has passed away. My wife has
been through two operations and countless sessions of radiation. She
also receives chemotherapy weekly. When things are more than I can
handle, I still pray, and the Spirit still intercedes. Knowing this
gives me hope to face another day. Gregory Wyant (North Carolina,
Dear God, thank you for the Holy Spirit's prayers when we do
not know what to ask. Thank you for the hope and peace that only you
can bring into our lives. Amen. [www.upperroom.org/devotional/]
I woke up in a funk. Around our house we call this a "Weird
Head Day." There was no real reason for this except that I just
didn't want to feel better. My mood was telling me that I wanted to be
miserable and make everyone around me miserable as well.
My wife saw what was happening and asked me what I could do
to feel better. She was trying to get me to pick up some of my
recovery tools. But I quickly answered, "There's nothing to do. I don't
even think God wants to hear from me today." She responded by saying,
"Really? God doesn't want to hear from you? Is that how you would treat
your children when they're having a bad day?"
Her words woke me up, and I realized it was time to stop
feeling sorry for myself. We prayed together, and before long the black
cloud hanging over my head lifted. We are all in a spiritual battle,
but God has given us spiritual armor to wear and recovery tools to
help us. Prayer is the number one tool to use on those Weird Head
Father, thank you for giving me everything I need to live
joyously every day. Forgive me when I choose to forget that and give way
to moodiness. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily
Devotional by John & Johnny Baker]
My dear child, Prayer is not complicated. It is very simple.
It is a conversation between your heart and mine. It is a place
where all of your questions and all of my answers can find each other.
It is the breath of my Holy Spirit cooling your anxiety and
stirring up the flames of your faith. It is a time for you to reflect on
who I am, and a time for me to strengthen and comfort who you are.
Don't worry about prayer. Don't intellectualize about prayer.
Don't study prayer. Just pray. You will learn to pray by praying. When
you don't know where to start, start with praise. When you don't
feel worthy, repent and receive my forgiveness. When you don't know
what to say, don't struggle. My Spirit knows how to express the deep
longings of your heart apart from your words.
Come needy. Drink deeply. Praise freely. Be filled. I will
meet you there, God [Postcards from Heaven by Claire Cloninger]
Come to Me when you are weak and weary. Rest snugly in My
everlasting arms. I do not despise your weakness, My child. Actually, it
draws Me closer to you, because weakness stirs up My compassion - My
yearning to help. Accept yourself in your weariness, knowing that I
understand how difficult your journey has been.
Do not compare yourself with others, who seem to skip along
their life-paths with ease. Their journeys have been different from
yours, and I have gifted them with abundant energy. I have gifted you
with fragility, providing opportunities for your spirit to blossom in
My Presence. Accept this gift as a sacred treasure: delicate, yet
glowing with brilliant Light. Rather than struggling to disguise or deny
your weakness, allow Me to bless you richly through it. (Isa. 42:3;
54:10; Rom. 8:26) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young]
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