The Doorpost: Knowing what we ought to pray

By Ray King  ·  Oct 26, 2020

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words. And he Who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:26-27

We are spiritually weak, not even knowing what we ought to pray. How often do we fail to pray because we are uncertain of exactly what God’s will is or what we should say?

Thankfully, the Spirit helps us. He intercedes for us according to the will of God with groanings that words cannot express. God has promised to do anything we ask according to His will (1 John 5:14-15). 

When the Spirit intercedes for us, our prayers and even our wordless groanings are answered by the Father according to His will.