Romans 8:26 (KJV) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
The Holy Spirit is praying for you at this moment.
Would you believe me if I told you, the Lord loves for us to bring to Him our burdened hearts always.
If you don’t know what to pray, the Holy Spirit is alive and well inside of your heart and longs to pray on your behalf.
Bring every tear you have before the Lord’s throne, for the Lord’s Spirit knows and hears the unspoken words you long to utter.
And so many of us are not aware of some of the functions of the Holy Spirit, praying for us is one of them!
The Spirit who resides within “helps” us. He comes to our aid, rescues us, makes our prayers acceptable to God the Father, and helps shoulder our heavy burden.
This is the ongoing ministry of the Spirit in our “weakness,” our human frailties.
It is important for us to recognize that physical, emotional, and spiritual weaknesses reveal human frailty, yet are not necessarily the result of sin.
Jesus, the sinless Son of God, experienced human frailty, enabling him to “sympathize with our weaknesses” yet he never sinned (Hebrew 4:14-15).
The omniscient Holy Spirit knows our weaknesses as well.
We are precious to the Lord, and we have the unique distinction of God interceding for us.
This is a sacred experience for the child of God in times of prayer. It’s as if the Lord is saying “How precious to Me are the prayers of My saints”.
“I am your intercessor, and I will hear every uncertain word, misguided thought, and confused question and bottle them with your tears to present to My Father” as noted in (Psalm 56:8).
Jesus is our substitute, our representative before the Father, and only based on his work on the cross can we ever come before God.
The same is true of our prayers! Just as we are unfit to come before the Father on our own behalf at different times, neither are our prayers!
They must be sanctified and purified “translated,” so to speak by the Spirit and Son before they can come before the Father.
If no unholy person can come before God, then neither can any unholy prayers. This is what it means to say that the Spirit intercedes for us “according to the will of God.”
Quote: “Prayer opens heaven’s doors, and we have access to our Lord” James Baker
Prayer: Lord, when I have no words to say, You take my silent prayers and form a stairway to heaven, where You God hear the deepest desires of my heart.
In that sacred place known only to You Father, Your Spirit translates my longings into acceptable sacrifices. You are my precious intercessor, and my redeemer always and forever more, Amen!
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