by Beverly Barnett
The Holy Spirit Interprets Our Prayers
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered,” Romans 8:26.
The Holy Spirit has many attributes. As an instructive Spirit, He teaches us what to pray for; as a consecrating Spirit, He works and stirs a desire in us to pray, to learn and to work; as a comforting Spirit, He calms our fears and helps us over all discouragements.
The Spirit searches our hearts, can perceive the truth in our mind and the sincerity of our spirits, and He advocates our causes. The Holy Spirit smooths out the rough edges of our prayers. When we pray, we might not always pray a prayer that is humble and God honoring. That is when the Spirit interjects and intercedes on our behalf. The Spirit makes intercession to God, and the enemy does not prevail.
“The Holy Spirit is the impetus of all desires toward God, the filter of mere mortals, the speaker of words uttered to God which are not for us to know.” –author unknown
REFLECTION: “And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27).