Romans 8:26-27 - In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. Keep Reading...
Romans 8:34 - Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Did you know that the Godhead (the Trinity) is talking about you? You are very much on their mind. The Father is revealing to the Holy Spirit what is on his heart for you. The Holy Spirit is praying that back to the Father. He is, in fact, groaning for you to be made complete in the Father's will. The Holy Spirit does not just keep all of the groans to himself though. He helps us know what to pray. We are involved in intercession through the Holy Spirit.
It doesn't stop there. Jesus is also interceding for you. Yes, he already fulfilled his great act of Intercession in his death on the cross. This was a "once-for-all" act. Hebrews 10:10 But, remember that Jesus rose and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He now lives to intercede for you. What could he be talking about to the Father right now?
Perhaps there are some areas in your life that you allow yourself to be distanced from God. Perhaps you have allowed areas of sin or hardness to develop. Jesus would be interceding for you. His desire would be to make application of his death to your life. He wants his death and resurrection to mean something in your life today.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit are for you, not against you. Romans 8:31 Believe that all of the talk (intercession) going on over your life is for your good. Ask the Father to get a glimpse into the intercession of heaven. He wants to reveal his heart to you. He will give you his heart for yourself. But, even more, he will give you his heart for the nations around you.
Intercession is already happening in heaven. Listen in… then you'll know how to pray.
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