Bound and Broken
Romans 8:26 (NLT) 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 groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
Sometimes it is hard to pray. Our flesh gets weak in anger, hurt, and pain, and we can’t muster the breath - much less the words - to speak to God. But that’s where our Helper comes in. The Holy Spirit breathes and intercedes on our behalf when we are too bound and broken to pray for ourselves. We are helpless creatures on our own, but there is nothing helpless about us in Christ. He meets our every need – even the need for a Holy Intercessor when we’re in need of prayer. The Holy Spirit knows exactly what to pray for on our behalf, and he knows how to comfort and care for us – loosening our spirits and healing the broken parts. When it is difficult for you to pray, know that if you yet but close your eyes and bow your head, God will listen to the Holy Spirit pray for you.