Resting in the Prayers of Jesus and the Spirit

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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)

Heavenly Father, some days we simply don’t feel like praying. Today is one of those days, for many of us. But on those days, and every other day, the most important, faithful, and effective praying is being done by Jesus for us, and the Spirit in us. This gives us massive relief and great peace.

Because of the prayers of Jesus and the Spirit, nothing or no one can sabotage your sovereignty, warp your will, divert your decrees. It’s not about us holding on tightly, but you holding us grace-fully. We don’t have to get your attention, make a case, or convince you of anything.

Father, when we come before you, we don’t have to gussy up, buck up, or ramp up our spirituality. As children with a loving Father, and real people with real tears, we come to your occupied throne of grace.

Lord Jesus, because you ever live to pray for us, may we ever more quickly abandon ourselves to you and your Advocacy. 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. Thank you, and Hallelujah!

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. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ mercy-full and grace-full name.

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