But the Holy Spirit prays for us

Romans 8:26-27 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 know all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

I’ve been trying to think of some of the most beautiful human prayers I’ve been privileged to hear. Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion come to mind singing “The Prayer.” Here is Pentatonix singing that prayer.

Yesterday in church we sang Frances Havergal’s prayer, “Take My Life.” Here it is mediated by Brian Doerksen.

Elise Massa sings prayers directly from Scripture in Sunrise: Songs for the Morning.

What are your favorites?

Can you imagine then the beauty of a prayer by the Holy Spirit, fully knowing us, fully identifying with our pain and our needs and desires, linking our hearts to the heart of the Father. We don’t know how to pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us, pleading for us. He knows. He cares.

Amazing. So comforting, especially when we’re aware of our weakness and brokenness.

“Someone Must Have Been Praying”—yes. Always, the Holy Spirit. Even when we’re afraid. Even when we feel alone.

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