Greetings In the Name of the Lord:
Romans 8:26-27 (NLT)
26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning’s that cannot be expressed in words.
27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
I just love being Pentecostal! I am so thankful that when I am weak the Holy Spirit is there to lift me up and strengthen me. He is able to do what I cannot. Here is what my dear friend Dr. Stanley Horton had to say about these verses: “We remain in the weakness of our present bodies, therefore. But the Holy Spirit is with us. Though our experience with Him in the age to come will be beyond anything we know now, He is still with us in person, ready to help us in a real and personal way. Though Paul does not call the Spirit the Counselor, the Paraclete, he certainly sees the Spirit as our Helper here. He is right here to help us in our weakness. In our weakness we often do not understand ourselves or our needs. We want to do God’s will, but we do not even know how to pray as we should. Then the Spirit comes to our aid and makes intercession for us (instead of us) with groaning’s too deep for words (vv.26,27).These groaning’s are not expressed in words, not even in tongues (though the Spirit might well be interceding in these inexpressible groans while we are speaking in tongues or while we are praying or praising God). But they do not need to be expressed in words. The same God, the same Heavenly Father who knows what is in our hearts also knows what is in the mind of the Spirit. So there is perfect communication between the Father and the Holy Spirit without the necessity of words. Moreover, the Holy Spirit knows what the will of God is, so we can be sure that His intercession is according to the will of God. In other words, we can be sure His prayers will be answered. No wonder Paul says that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Horton, What the Bible Says about the Holy Spirit, Wordsearch Bible Software). Glory!