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The Spirit Intercedes for Us

In many ways the Spirit helps us in our moments of weakness.  He helps
us to pray when we cannot find the right words.  I know there have been times in my life when I could not speak.  My heart was so heavy I could not find the right words to pray; all I could do was cry.  Yet, in my anguish the Spirit spoke on my behalf. Things happen in life that will drain us of all our energy and all the knowledge we possess will not be adequate enough to go to the Lord in prayer.  It is in those moments that the Spirit intercedes on our behalf and takes our petitions to the altar. In Romans 8:26, we find these words:

“And 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.”

Paul makes it clear that even when we don’t know how to pray or what to pray for, the Spirit comes to our rescue. Perhaps Paul was also speaking about some of his personal experiences.  It is my prayer today that when those moments come, and surely they will, that the Spirit will intercede on our behalf.  We should not be afraid to acknowledge that we need the help of the Holy Spirit.  We should call on Him — it is then that the Spirit will come to our rescue.