When You Run Out Of Words

There are times when needs are so great or burdens are so heavy that I don’t know what to pray for or even how to pray. It’s as if the prayer issue is beyond my ability to articulate.

Another way of saying it: I’ve run out of words.

Which is the reality to which Romans 8:26 points:

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

That’s a remarkable claim. Paul is telling us that when we run out of words the Spirit runs in and prays through us. Sometimes with audible groans. Sometimes in our native language. And sometimes, I believe, in tongues.

It’s why a prayer language is such a treasure, not to be ignored or taken lightly. Because the Spirit of God is literally praying through the pray-er. If that’s the case, it’s no wonder that Romans 8:27 finishes the thought in this way: “the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”

Do you want to make sure your prayers are always in alignment with God’s will? Ask the Spirit to pray through you.

That’s more Prayer in Hi-Def.