The Spirit helps us in our weakness

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26

Ever been in the position where you could not get the words out to pray? Things are just so overpowering that you cannot even begin to pray. I have, more than once. I have literally let out an anguished groan as words failed me. Everything just seemed so out of control that I was at a loss.

It is times like these that the Holy Spirit takes over and intercedes for us with God. The Spirit puts into words the things we cannot. But the Spirit does more than intercede; He strengthens me and brings calm to me. A peace and in that peace I am able to collect my thoughts and pray for help and guidance.

When you cannot find the words to pray don’t stop let the Spirit take control. He will intercede on your behalf and bring you peace. He can calm the greatest storm. He will guide you and He will speak to God for you. But not only will he speak for you He will enable you to find your voice so you can speak to God.

So don’t worry when the words will not come, God knows what you need and He will supply those needs.

Have a blessed day,



About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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