Romans 8:26, “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 with groans that words cannot express. ”
Paul talks about the intercession of the Spirit in Romans chapter 8. The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness when we are unable to pray. How the Spirit helps us to pray?
- The Spirit gives us utterance. Whenever we open our mouth to pray, lets make it a habit to ask the Spirit to take control of our mouth as the Psalmist says, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, my Lord my refuge and my redeemer.”
- Since the Spirit knows the perfect will of the Lord, the prayer that is made under the submission of the Spirit gives us assurance that whatever we have asked for in prayer has been granted to us in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of most High God according to His promise “Whatever you ask in my name, I shall do it for you.”
- The Spirit connects us with the Spirit of most High God. Once we are connected with our creator, we not only speak but also hear clearly what the Lord is saying to us. Lets ask the Lord to open our ears so that we may hear His divine voice that gives life in all its abundance to everyone whoever comes to the Lord in faith.
- The Spirit gives us boldness to approach the throne of grace in our time of need. In Acts 4:22-31, when the believers prayed for boldness, the place where they were meeting was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word boldly.