Jesus Lives

PRAYER

When you feel unable to pray, remember that the Spirit Himself intercedes for you with groans that words cannot express. Some of your prayers that you consider frantic and unintelligible are actually quite profound. They rise from the depths of your heart—all the way to heaven. To form these deep prayers, you need only turn toward Me with the concerns that lie heavy on your heart.

I want you to watch in hope as you wait for Me, your Savior. Wait expectantly: confident that I will do what is best. The longer you have to wait, the more you must rely on your trust in Me. If you start to feel anxious, seek My help with short prayers such as “Jesus, fill me with Your Peace.” You may breathe these brief prayers as often as needed. As you put your hope in Me, My unfailing Love rests peacefully upon you.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

[Romans 8:26–27]

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

[Micah 7:7]

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

[Psalm 33:20–22]

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