Whenever troubles weigh us down, when it seems that we can't go on, when we don't even know how to pray... we are not left alone.
"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.
And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying,
for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good
of those who love God and are called according to His purposes for them."
Thank You, loving Lord, that we are not left alone - that Your Spirit takes our deep needs and brings these to You, even when we are at a loss for words. Thank You for giving us an Advocate, and that we can trust You to work out all things for good.
"And God searches your heart, not to know what your conscious prayers are,
but to find out what the prayer of the Holy Spirit is."
(Thanking God for these words this week as I walk along with those I love going through some hard times - so wonderful to know that we are prayed for 24/7 - and that we can rest in His care, even when our words seem inadequate.)