The Holy Spirit Helps Us Pray When We Can’t

“…the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying…” Romans 8:26-27 NLT

Sometimes praying seems really hard. There are thousands of written prayers that can be read, patterns to guide our praying, and books and sermons about how to pray.

But still we struggle.

I remember being extremely nervous as I drove to a “prayer meeting” years ago. It sounded so intimidating to me. 

What if I had to pray out loud?

What if I didn’t know what to say?

What if I did it wrong?

But the eyes of my heart were opened that day. These wonderful people were simply having an easy, natural conversation with Jesus. And His Spirit was clearly there, helping us to feel comfortable talking to Him. 

He was there because they had invited Him in.

So maybe that is all we have to do. We invite Him in, and allow His Spirit to pray with and for us.

Whether we have words or not.

Whether we “feel” heard or not.

Whether we have ever talked to Him before or not.

He understands  what our hearts want to ask, what they need to say. He gives us the gift of His Spirit, a helper, for this very reason. How amazing that wants to hear from us this much.

Hold on to Jesus~

He wants you to talk with Him, to be with Him. Can you trust Him to pray for you when you don’t have the words? And when you do have the words, thank Him that He always takes the time to listen to you. And answer. Invite Him in to every moment of today.

How do you talk to Jesus?