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.
Speaking in public remains near the top of popular opinion polls of people’s greatest fears. Year after year, the majority of people rank giving a speech or making a presentation as frightening as death, illness, and violence. This includes praying in public.
Praying with other people is certainly an intimate act as you share your hearts before God together. However, even when you’re alone and trying to pray, sometimes it’s hard to know what to say or how to say it.
Thankfully, we have the Holy Spirit within our hearts, speaking and interceding on our behalf before our Father. Better than any language translator or messenger service, the Spirit can express what we know but can’t put into words. We don’t have to give a speech or say one word out loud. The Spirit knows.
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Pray: “Dear God, I’m so glad that when I don’t know what I’m feeling or what to say, your Spirit knows my heart and can express my deepest thoughts.”