Romans 8:26-27 – “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 uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” NKJV
Sometimes, in life, we do not know how to pray or what to pray. We know that according to 1 John 5:14-15 – “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” There are times when we pray, and nothing seems to happen. In those times we wonder, are we asking according to His will?
We are reminded of the words of our Lord in, John 14:13-14 – “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” Also, in Matthew 7:7-9 – “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Yet, we sometimes still seem to be praying into a brass covered heaven and hitting a brick wall.
Those are the times that we need for the Holy Spirit, our comforter, our advocate to come into the situation and “pray for us” because He knows exactly what the will of God is and Exactly what to pray, what to say when to say it, and how to say it. He knows the Purposes of God. We sometimes get lost in the immediate, the pain, the problem, the circumstances, the situation, but He Always sees the Big Picture and the Whole Counsel of God. He is to be trusted!
More times than I can count, I have relied on that truth to get me through situations that I could not explain, did not understand, and could not seem to break through praying in my own understanding. I needed the divine help of the Paraclete, the Comforter, the Helper, the One Jesus said He would send to guide us and teach us all truth.
In our current battle with the pain my wife is suffering, I have called upon the Lord to allow the Holy Spirit to pray for me, through me, and intercede before the Father. I have many friends doing that and I know that victory is ours although not yet manifest in the natural world. We believe it is a spiritual reality. Therefore, we rest in the comfort of the Comforter and know that His intercession will prevail in this battle leading us to triumph and He will do the same for you in your struggle.
May God grant you His peace, power, presence, and promises as you go through your day and days in pursuit of His purposes in your life! Blessings!