HE HELPS OUR LIMITATION
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 8:26).
The first part of our theme verse says, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought….” Observe that Paul didn’t say we don’t know at all what
to pray for; rather, he said we don’t know as we ought to know. So this weakness is that of a limitation of knowledge, but the Holy Spirit helps us out with it. It’s part of His ministry in our lives that we’re to recognize and take advantage of.
If you’re ever confronted with situations you don’t have enough details or information about, don’t despair. Trust the Holy Spirit. The Word says the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings that
cannot be uttered. In other words, the Holy Spirit stands in the gap and intercedes for you; He takes charge in your behalf, carrying out His intercessory ministry through you.
This is so important because the Holy Spirit doesn’t pray on His own. He needs your vocal faculties. For example, the Bible says in Acts 13:2 that as the apostles were praying and fasting, the Holy Ghost said, “…Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.”
The instruction from the Lord that Barnabas and Saul (who later became Paul) should be consecrated to the work of the ministry came as a prophetic word, spoken through one of those who were praying and fasting. Someone received the word and gave it forth, yet it was reported that “the Holy Ghost said….” This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit in you. He’ll help you pray right and effectively and speak forth God’s Word through you.
Dear Father, thank you for the intercessory ministry of the Holy Spirit through me. I take advantage of the impartation of the knowledge of your will concerning issues of importance; He helps me pray effectively,
bringing your perfect will to pass in my life and in all my endeavours, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 14:16 AMPC; Romans 8:26 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 4:14-44 & Deuteronomy 22-24
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 2:1-11 & Psalm 90