The Holy Spirit Helps in Our Praying

Helen Brownson

READ : Romans 8:26-35

“…The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words” (v. 26).

Here Paul identifies our fears and anxieties about prayer. At times we cannot fathom how to pray about a situation. We feel like babies in the school of prayer and wonder at our great weakness. Selfishness and unworthiness plague us, or we are discouraged and so emotionally spent that we simply don’t know how to pray for ourselves, our friends, our family members, the disasters in the world, and the great issues of our times.

Paul’s wonderful Romans 8 chapter spells joyous answers to our dilemma. First he tells us we are not condemned if we are in Christ. When we received Christ, His Spirit came to dwell within each of us. That Spirit does not make us a slave to fear, but happy children who may call God “Abba.”

Finally, we are assured that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with sighs that words cannot express. Thus, nothing can separate us from God’s love.


“Holy Spirit, help us to pray in our weakness, and intercede for us when we don’t know how to pray. Thank You.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.