“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8: 26).
Have you had the experience of being so wounded by the unexpected that you literally felt weakened? A situation that you knew to be beyond human repair? Where your first thought is to pray but, strangely, you find yourself at a loss for words? The scripture teaches that the act of prayer is not bound by the words that we might offer, but in such seasons abounds all the more through the intercession of God’s Spirit.