14.11.23: I want to pray

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).  

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

I want to pray,
But don’t know what to ask for –
Holy Spirit, help me
In my weakness.

I want to pray –
But how should my prayers be offered?
Plead on my behalf –
I have no skill.

I want to pray –
Please intercede for others,
With sighs and groans
Too deep for my poor words.

The Lord, who knows all hearts,
Will hear Your pleading –
Because You pray
According to His will.

The Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words. And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will (Romans 8:26-7; AMP). 

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