Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.Romans 8:21 KJV
Good Morning Beautiful,
How awesome it is to know some things can’t be put into words, but yet, God still has a way to understand the depths of our hearts. Through the Holy Spirit, God can make sense of our groanings and mumblings we can not speak or formulate into words. God shows us that He can do all things, and He can work in us through ways that we can not think or imagine.
The silent prayers
I use to grow up thinking that God can only hear me if I pray out loud. God wants us to be open to Him, and He wants to listen to our voice, so praying out loud is what we should do. However, what about those moments when you can’t make a prayer out loud, but you need to send a prayer up to God? Typically, you say it in your head, which I like to call a silent prayer.
Silent prayers have been the ways that I have seen God show up the most in my life. It could be because I am the only one aware that I made the prayer, so it makes me feel that God’s answer was more personal and specific to me.
Remembering a time when…
A few months ago, my sister and I talked about life and what we believe our purpose is to serve God. As we were having this conversation, my sister was in the line a Mcdonalds getting a Fraappichino, and I was on my way to browse in TJ Maxx. Long story short, I decided to make a change in my plans and head to Starbucks instead. As I was still talking on the phone with my sister, I said a simple prayer in my head, ” Lord, I want my order to be free.”
At that moment, I didn’t know if God heard me or not or if it was going to happen, but I went forward with my plan. I ordered my drink, and I’m waiting in line still on the phone with my sister. As I pull up to the window, the barista proceeds to hand me my drink, but before grabbing it, I was able to say that this wasn’t what I had ordered. So, the barista goes back to make my order correct, and as she leans out to give me my proper drink, she waves away my card and tells me that it was free!
My order was free, which is the request I made to God in prayer. At that moment, I felt chills come over my body because, for once in a long, long time, I realized that God does hear me.
It may sound stupid or even a little crazy, but I was at a place where I questioned if God even heard my prayers. Like the verse, this morning says, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:21).
The incident that took place at Starbucks made me realize that God knows my every thought. All those times, I would cry in silence, feeling every part of my heartbreaking. I realized that God saw that too. Those times when I contemplated giving up (quit praying for God to send me a husband), God saw that as well. God knew the depth of my despair better than I knew it, and because of that, He was able to show up for me in the smallest ways to remind me that He is still there.
The Holy Spirit will intercede for us, but we have to be the ones to go to God in prayer.
The power of prayer
If there is anyone that I look to on how to pray, that would be my mom. At times, I’ll stop praying to listen to her because my prayer quickly turns into, ” God, I want to pray like that!” My mom has never shied away from worship, and she is the best advocate for encouraging others to pray in the spirit (speaking in other tongues).
God uses prayer as a way for us to commune with Him. Through prayer, we can tell God about the troubles we have, and we can go to Him regarding the desires of our hearts. Praying to God is something that we should put into practice and always find that time to go to Him concerning our lives’ events/moments.
Praying is not something that we should take lightly. The word of God says that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue:and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21). Imagine that every word you speak or think is like a prayer; you are either speaking life into you or death, depending on the words you use.
There is power in prayer, and know that God does hear you. He doesn’t turn a deaf ear to sinners because, guess what, we are all sinful by nature. God wants you to talk to Him even if you have sinned in your life because only He can truly deliver you from it.
God hears you
Just know that God is steadily listening in to you. God wants to have a deeper relationship with us, but we first have to have a heart willing to let Him in. The God that we serve is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He never failed in the promises He had for them, so God will not fail in the promises He has for us.
- Recount those moments that God has shown up for you, even if it seems small. How has your relationship grown more in-depth and more intimate because of what God has done for you?
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