“Also, the spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we should. But the spirit himself speaks to God for us, even begs God for us with deep feelings that words cannot explain. God can see what is in people’s hearts. And he knows what is in the mind of the spirit, because the spirit speaks to God for his people in the way that he wants.”
It is such a comfort to know that the Lord knows the desires of our hearts, even when we don’t. How many times do we go to God in prayer, overwhelmed with emotions and the struggles of our lives and we don’t even know where to begin in discussing these frustrations with him? However, the word shows us that God isn’t asking us to have the right words or to express things the right way. He gifts us with the Holy Spirit to equip us and take care of that. All that God asks is that we come to him whether in silence due to our lack of diction regarding our struggles or in word and deed. All we are responsible for is putting in the effort, asking him to change the situation and believing He will. Knowing that the Spirit is interceding on my behalf gives me the courage to go to God even when I don’t have the words.