Did You Know the Holy Spirit Prays for You?
The third person of the Trinity can be the forgotten God. We often miss His work by simply forgetting Who He is and what He is doing in our lives. God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And all the divine attributes of God and Jesus are also in the Holy Spirit. When you believe and receive Jesus, God moves into you in the person of the Holy Spirit, guiding your mind, heart, and will. Did you know the Holy Spirit prays for you?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is a gift given to live inside those who believe in Jesus. It works to produce God’s character in the life of a believer in a way that we can’t do on our own.
We can discover the Holy Spirit’s work during our sweet times of prayer.The Father and Jesus Christ the Son of God both also definitely meet us when we close our eyes and whisper our hearts to heaven. Although Jesus our High Priest is the reason we can come to God’s throne and God the Father welcomes us in…did you know the Holy Spirit is actually the most vital part of prayer?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)
Not only does the Spirit allow us access to God through faith; He is praying for you!
When I first read Romans 8:26, I was consumed with gratitude. Can you imagine the gift, honor, and grace involved in the Spirit’s intercession for us? Intercession means to “act on the behalf of someone else.” The Spirit does this for us every single time we pray. What comfort we can gain from this amazing knowledge. Paul spoke about the Holy Spirit’s work in Romans 8. In this chapter we find six ways the Holy Spirit prays for us:
Read about six ways the Holy Spirit prays for you here.
The reason Romans 8 is in the Bible is because we need to be reminded we do not pray alone. God the Holy Spirit stands beside us as we enter the throne of grace. God will not condemn because of the work of Jesus Christ and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit. If you’d like a place to start, you may find this prayer journal helpful.
Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife of Jason and mother of five who all serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to fall in love with the Bible. Sarah is the author of several Bible study resources for women. She shares tools for deep-rooted Bible study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sarah_e_frazer) and join her free prayer challenge at sarahefrazer.com/prayer