14.8.23: Wordless prayer

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These couplets came to me last Saturday, during wordless prayer. Part of me hoped they would fade away, so I wouldn’t have to write them down, but they were much stronger than me, so I quickly gave way.

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion (Ephesians 6:18; NLT).

God, who knows everything in our hearts, knows perfectly well what the Spirit is saying, because her intercessions for God’s holy people are made according to the mind of God (Romans 8:27; TIB).

Wordless prayer: my great adventure –
Going where the Spirit leads,

Seeing what she wants to show me,
Far beyond all human creeds.

So I listen in the darkness,
As she sighs and intercedes,

Speaks within me, though I’m silent,
Watching, as the Spirit pleads

For all: entreating, grieving, weeping,
Sweating, while creation bleeds.

He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).

All creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time (Romans 8:22; NLT).

Further references 

The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words (Romans 8:26; RSV). 

Will I, who causes others to give birth, not also give birth myself, says the Lord? Will I, who bestows generation upon others, be barren myself, says the Lord your God? (Isaiah 66:9; CPDV).

For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant (Isaiah 42:14; NIV).

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