But the Holy Spirit prays for us

Romans 8:26 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.

In several situations right now I don’t understand what God is doing. I am frustrated and hurt by things happening in beloved ones’ lives and don’t know how to pray. It comforts me deeply to know that the Holy Spirit prays for me, with complete knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. And with empathy for the pain and confusion I feel. He groans for us. With us. Our brokenness does not frighten or intimidate him.

Several years ago while working with incest victims I discovered the Japanese art of kintsugi, which repairs broken pottery with gold. What does this photo communicate to you? Please share your thoughts!

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5 thoughts on “But the Holy Spirit prays for us

  1. The art of kintsugi is so amazing! Cracks are repaired with gold making a broken pottery piece look as a beautiful work of art. Just like our lives, broken into pieces and repaired by God’s hands, giving us an unmeasurable value with a special beauty and uniqueness.

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  2. Crackpot. Cracked-pots. Vessels of clay (2Co 4.7). In which resides that precious treasure, Jesus Christ. What an upside-down Kingdom! When we’re broken, when we’re cracked, the treasure shines through. Watchman Nee elaborates on that in depth in The Release of The Spirit. His book has been a tremendous help to me.

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