When We Can’t Pray – The Holy Spirit Pray For Us

When I was a teen-age boy, I had a horse. One day I went to feed my horse and it kicked me. I mean, knocked the wind out of me. For a few a minutes I couldn’t do anything.
Life can kick the wind out of you as well. Maybe you lose a job… maybe you have health problems.. or marital problems… or financial problems. Whatever it is, life can knock the wind out of you.
When that happens, we need to pray.. we want to pray… but we can’t seem to form the words. We try… but nothing happens. We simply can’t form the words.
We may close our eyes, we may get on our knees… we try… to form the words… but nothing happens. Then, perhaps after some time, we stop trying and in our minds we pray that we believe God knows what we tried to say… and we move along.
Romans 8:26 says, “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 with words..”
Notice Paul said, “… the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness…” When life has knocked the wind out of us… the Holy Spirit helps us…
Maybe today, you are flat of your back. You are hurting… You don’t really know what to do… You pray but nothing is happening. The Holy Spirit will help you. The Holy Spirit walks with you to the throne of grace and there, He prays on your behalf. He is your helper.
So, when you need to pray but can’t, the Holy Spirit prays for us. The Holy Spirit helps us.

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