Holy Spirit Prayers 5/25/2020

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by Ruth O’Neil

Romans 8:26-27 “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us.” Romans 8:26 (NIV)

I had a hard time learning how to pray.  Even though there are plenty of examples of people praying in the Bible, they all prayed differently in their own circumstances. 

The Lord prayed, Elijah prayed for fire, Jabez had his own prayer, Moses prayed for the Israelites, David prayed for forgiveness, Hannah prayed for a baby, and the list goes on. 

God taught me how to pray personally through the death of my mother. 

In Romans 8 it says to let the Holy Spirit pray for you.  What kind of wonderful concept is that?  God already knows what we want and need.  Why shouldn’t we let the Holy Spirit go to God on our behalf and pray with “groans that words cannot express”. 

God helps us get through hard times as we allow Him to lead the way and prepare our hearts for what’s to come. 

PRAYER: Lord, help me to use your word and let the Holy Spirit pray for me.  Amen. 

About the Author:

Ruth OneilRuth O’Neil has been writing for over 20 years. She has published hundreds of articles in numerous publications. She loves to touch the emotions when she writes. “If I can make one person laugh or cry, I’ll consider myself successful.” Her first novel “Come Eat at My Table” has just come out in ebook form and can be purchased on her website. She homeschools her three children (well, one now, as two have graduated). She and her husband have been married for 20-plus years. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, crafting, and reading. You can visit her on her blog at ruths-real-life (dot)blogspot.com or her website at ruthoneil (dot)weebly.com

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