A friend shared a photo of a prayer. It began, “Dear Jesus,” followed by a jumble of letters. Then, “Amen.”
The caption on the photo was Romans 8:26: “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that the very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”
If you are like me, then you too might find yourself at a loss for words to add to your prayers. My heart, at times, feels so heavy I do not even know where to begin.
But when we feel incapable of expressing the most profound needs within us, the Spirit intercedes on our behalf “with sighs too deep for words” (Romans 8:26). The Spirit offers us the prayer we cannot speak.
This excerpt is from “With Sighs Too Deep for Words” by Jennifer Michael in the May 18, 2020, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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