Therefore he (Jesus) is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf. Heb. 7:25 (NIV)
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groaning’s too deep for words. Rom. 8:26 (ESV)
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend. Job 16:20-21(NIV)
Dear heavenly Father, as I meditate on the multiple ways you love and care for your children, few things create a deeper sigh of relief, sense of peace, and smile of joy than knowing the whole Trinity is praying for us—for me.
Father, nothing or no one can sabotage your sovereignty, warp your will, divert your decrees for your children, and your world. Thus, when we cry out to you, it’s actually you at work in our hearts both to will and do the things that honor you (Phil. 2:13). We don’t have to get your attention, make a case, or convince you of anything. We don’t have to gussy up, buck up, or ramp up our spirituality when we come before you; but as children with a loving Father, and real people with real tears, we come.
Lord Jesus, because you ever live to pray for us, may we evermore abandon ourselves to you. Certainly, anything and everything you pray for will come to pass. Your advocacy is our assurance; your intercession is our liberation; your prayers are our peace.
And Holy Spirit, thank you for so faithfully praying inside of us—especially in those moments and seasons when we don’t know what to pray, or even have little desire to pray. As we cry out to God—with many words of desperation or joy, or in the silence of our sadness and confusion, heal our prayers as we wing them heavenward. We rest more in the groaning of your work than in the rightness of our words. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ mercy-full and grace-full name.