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 through wordless groans. And He [God] who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God…Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8.26,27 and 34
I’ve been reading through that gem of a book called Romans and the other morning was one of those moments when clarity comes in like a flash of heavenly lightning! I’ve read Romans 8 before, I’ve heard it preached, teached, and dissected! (Yes, I know that isn’t a word, but it rhymed!!!)
Today, I ask you –
What exactly happens when we pray?
When a blood-bought, Spirit-filled believer in Jesus Christ prays…
What happens? Is there a funnel the prayer goes into to be deciphered and categorized? Or, what?
I don’t know about you but half the time I don’t even know what or how to pray. Those are the times when I say, “Lord…”
Here’s the absolute beauty of that non-articulated prayer. Now allow me to dissect Romans 8.26,27,34.
We are discouraged, dismayed, upset, concerned and we turn to The One who can do something about the situation.
Holy Spirit comes and helps us when we are weak and undone.
We don’t even know WHAT to pray, so we moan, groan, cry – Holy Spirit, who is already right there with us, intercedes for us.
And, God Himself is on the scene, who already knows what we’re going through, what we are praying for AND even knows the mind of The Spirit who is interceding for us according to God’s will for us and the situation.
Not only is Holy Spirit and Father God involved, but because we pray in Jesus’ Name, guess what? He is right there at the right hand of our Father God, also interceding for us!
Oh my word! ALL OF THAT because I cried out, unable to voice words, to the God of the Universe, in Jesus’ Name, and, I can rest assured, His will, in perfection, will be done on earth as it is ordained in Heaven.
Dear friends, together let’s…
Make The Connection!