This may come as no surprise to you, and I’m not sure how I’d missed it this long. But, as I read a familiar portion of Romans 8 recently, I was amazed at some tremendous truths that I’d never really paid attention to before.
There we read, “…the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26-27).
How awesome is that? When we’re too weak to pray, the Spirit has our back. When we don’t even know what to ask for, the Spirit steps in on our behalf. Not only that, but He knows exactly how to pray according to the will of the Father! Don’t know about you, but I need that! But, the great news doesn’t end there. Just a few verses later, Paul states that “Christ Jesus who died, yes, rather who was raised, is at the right hand of God, also interceding for us.” (8:34).
Do you see it? Two members of the Trinity (Jesus and the Holy Spirit) are right now interceding to the third member (the Father) on our behalf with perfect prayers! No wonder Paul would ask, “If God is for us (and He is because He even prays for us), who can be against us?” Nobody! Or, “What then can separate us from the love of this God who not only died for us, but lives to intercede for us constantly?” NOTHING!
With Christ and the Spirit on our side, we’ll never lack for a Prayer Team! –Dave
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