Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In the same way, the Spirit helps us
in our weakness. We do not know what
we ought to pray for, but the Spirit
himself intercedes for us with groans
that words cannot express.
And he who searches our hearts knows
the mind of the Spirit, because
the Spirit intercedes for the saints
in accordance with God's will.

~ Romans 8:26-27 ~
Most of us will face very difficult
circumstances in our lives.
When we do, we will likely feel that
our prayers just bounce off the ceiling.
Our words will seem empty and useless.
We can't seem to verbalize what is on
our hearts. We feel like our words are
ineffective and insufficient.
So what do we do? We trust this promise.
We go to God in prayer! Even when we don't
have words to say, we offer our hearts
to him, trusting that the Holy Spirit
takes those thoughts, emotions, and
inarticulate frustrations to God.
The Spirit makes our hearts known to
God, interceding for us according to
God's will. Even when we don't have
words, the Spirit makes our needs known.
What a tremendous reassuring grace!

Abba Father, it is so comforting to
know that my words, thoughts, and
emotions are all presented to you
through your HolySpirit.
Father, I feel inadequate to approach
you and I know without the intercession
of your Son and the Holy Spirit that
I would not be worthy to do so.
Thank you for giving me the assurance
that you will always hear me even when
I can't find the words to say.
In Jesus' name I pray.

இ  by Unknowm

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