Prayer Without Words

The Bible says that, when we don’t know what to say in our prayers, God’s Holy Spirit does the praying for us, “with groanings too deep for words.” 


Many things in this life are a mystery.  I’m going through one of those right now – or rather, I’m watching some friends go through one.  The details would break your heart. 


Having been a Christian for over 30 years, I’m sure I could put together some kind of a prayer that would sound good, be theologically correct, and even be sincere.  But the truth is that I don’t know what to say… not to them, and not to God.


So I’ll groan. And the Holy Spirit will do the same.  And somewhere in there will be a prayer that reaches the throne of God.


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2 Responses to Prayer Without Words

  1. Angel 22 says:

    There are times when friends in tough situations are comforted by our prayers. When praying with them it’s a prayer from the heart and God who provides the words when we don’t know what to say. It’s not about putting a prayer together but Him speaking through you. You might not even remember what you said but your friends will and they will be touched. They will know the prayer came from your heart and your love for them will be confirmed.

    I will be praying for you as you minister to them and for the impact this has had on you.

  2. Robin M says:

    I recall Job’s friends…they started off so good when they joined him in his suffering…and then they opened their mouths and we know what happened…

    Job 2:11-13 When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him; they began to weep aloud, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads. Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.

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