Romans 8:26-27 “…In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groaning too deep for words. And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will…”
The Holy Spirit is our intercessor—He intercedes on our behalf and intercedes for others through us. He helps us when we pray—when we cannot find the words to express our deepest thoughts, longings or anguish. As we pray in the language of the Holy Spirit, we know that we are praying the will of God for that situation or person—when our words seem inadequate. We may not know what we’re saying with our natural minds, but what we do know is that we’re touching the very heart of God.
We can also worship and praise God in the language of the Holy Spirit: “…I will pray with the Spirit, [by the Holy Spirit that is within me] and I will pray with the mind [using words I understand]; I will sing with the Spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me] and I will sing with the mind [using words I understand]…”
Praying and Worshiping God in the language of the Holy Spirit edifies us and builds us up in our faith—it empowers us!