Neglected Biblical Truths
Prayers of the Holy Spirit – Part I
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-30
Key Verses: Romans 8:26-27 NLT
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.
Let the first sentence of today’s Key Verses encourage us believers in Christ Jesus. Be glad that the Holy Spirit, which lives in you, is there to help you in your weakness.
What a wonderful promise! The Spirit of Jesus lives in us and helps us in every area of weakness in our lives.
The devil likes to make us feel guilty for our weaknesses and cause us to lose the joy of the Lord. But God’s Word reminds us that feeling guilty for our weaknesses is a lie of the evil one!
Our weaknesses are not a reason for us to feel condemnation or guilt. God knew our weaknesses before we accepted Jesus into our lives, and He plans to help us.
Praise God for His plan to help you with your weaknesses. When doubts start to creep into your mind, tell the Holy Spirit that you believe He is going to help you. God is not mad at you when these weaknesses trip you up, He is there to forgive you and help you grow stronger in all those areas.
The Bible confirms that God does not give up on His children:
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6 NLT)
Most believers feel that their prayers are insufficient, and they need help praying. Our Key Verses give us another neglected biblical truth: The Holy Spirit helps us with the weakness of our prayers. The Holy Spirit prays for us and puts our prayers into the proper words for our Father in Heaven.
Jesus made it clear that we should never give up praying (Luke 18:1). However, when we pray every day, we can feel like we do a lot of repeating the same words and requests. Does our Father in Heaven tire of these repeating prayers? He does not because the Holy Spirit puts our prayers into words that reveal our hearts to the Father.
It is not our words that matter but what the Father hears! And what the Father hears is the Holy Spirit’s translation of our words in our prayers.
Father, I am so grateful that You are willing to hear my prayers. Holy Spirit, I trust You to help the weakness of my prayers. In Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.