I don’t know about you, but I find myself lacking words to communicate with God from time to time. Paul’s words in this verse (Romans 8:26) have brought comfort to me in those times.
I think people get a mistaken idea about what’s needed to pray to God. I have heard prayer described as the language of the soul. I have also heard prayer referred to as a conversation with God. I think that both statements are true.
Having a conversation with God allows us to say whatever is on our mind. But to be a conversation we must also stop and listen to what God would say to us. If we are to hear God, we must listen, that means we stop talking.
When prayer is truly the language of our soul there may be no words that would convey that which is deep inside us. At times like this we can take comfort in Paul’s words, that the Spirit knows these thoughts and will convey them to God on our behalf.
There are also times that we are in deep distress. At these times also we need not worry because the Spirt is with us and interceding on our behalf.
When you come right down to it, the only thing that we need to worry about is placing ourselves in the presence of God. If we take the time to simply sit quietly focusing on God’s love for us, we will be praying.
Take comfort my friends, we need not be distressed that words don’t come to express ourselves to God. The Spirit, God’s Spirit, our advocate is both with us and in the presence of God always.
Thank you, God for your Spirit. Amen.
Always, to God be the glory!