Friday, October 23, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26
Thoughts on today's verse...
Perhaps you've been so ill, or so distraught that you just didn't know how to pray. I have, on numerous occasions. There have been times in my life where the pain of living has been more than I have thought I could bare. All I have wanted during times like that are just a word from God... just the affirmation that I am His and that He is mine. Sometimes, I couldn't even pray, but found myself just crying while trying to pray. All I could get out were the sobs of despair.

It is during those times the Holy Spirit Himself will intercede on our behalf. The Message Bible phrases it this way: "If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans."

I don't know about you, but I find this so comforting. God speaks my language even if it's one of "wordless sighs" and "aching groans." The Holy Spirit can (and does) turn all of that into prayers of intercession.

My prayer...

Abba, Father... when I don't know how or what to pray, thank You for Your Spirit who intercedes on my behalf. Sometimes the pain is too deep, too overwhelming and all I can do is come before Your throne in tears. It is during those times I need a 'touch' from You and You deliver, always and abundantly. In Jesus' name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,

Tamara