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. Romans 8:26-27 (NLT)
Pray For Me
Here I am. I’m sitting here. I’m stuck in this situation. I have no idea of how to pray. I’m not sure what to pray. I can’t even think of one word with which to start. I have nowhere to begin. You have started in a good place. Where is that? You are here. You are drawing near to me. You are sitting in my presence. You are waiting. You are watching. You are listening. Even telling me that you don’t know what to pray or how to pray is a prayer. You are telling me that you need help. You are coming to rely on me. You are not trying to dream up or drum up some prayer that you think might sound good. You are admitting that you have no words to pray. That’s good.
Do you believe that I will give you prayers to pray? Yes, I believe you will give me prayers to pray. You will give me insight. You will give me understanding. You will give me prayers to pray that I might not even fully understand. Yet, I will pray them anyhow. That’s true. Will I pray for you when you cannot pray? Will I intercede on your behalf? Will even your sighs and groans become prayers to me? I’m certain that you will pray when I cannot pray. I know that you are and will continue to intercede in prayer on my behalf. I need all the prayers that you will pray for me. I welcome your prayers for me. What would you like me to pray for you? I ask that you will lift me up. I ask that you will sustain and strengthen me. I ask that you will help me to know you. Teach me to pray your prayers. Deepen my life with you. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to pray prayers that are according to your will. I want to pray prayers that you will hear and answer. Help me to think and speak and act and pray in harmony with your will. Use my life and bear fruit through me for your kingdom and glory. Help me to live a life of prayer that is pleasing to you. Make even my sighs and groans to be prayers to you. Pray for me when I cannot pray for myself. Yes, I will.
Holy Spirit, I have no idea how to pray. I can only sit quietly before and wait in your presence. I can only listen to you speaking to me. But that, is very good. I will rely on you to help me in my weakness. Give me prayers to pray that are in harmony with your will. Amen
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