“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” -John 14:26
I have heard many people pray they usually start with God, Abba Father, Jesus, and sometimes Father God. Why is it so rare for us to pray to the Holy Spirit. Do we see him as the least of the Trinity? Of course not. Paul tells us the Holy Spirit groans beyond words when He intercedes in prayer for us. -Romans 8:26 Not only that, but, “he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. -Romans 8:27 So maybe it is because we know the Spirit prays through us.? Have you ever watched two people from different countries speak through a translator? They pause to listen to what the translator interprets. They both trust that the translator is correctly conveying their words and intent. When we pray, the Holy Spirit translates our earthly thoughts, pleadings, and desires into holy, heavenly language. Have you ever faced a situation in which you had to rely on the Holy Spirit to intercede for you? It is out of love and knowledge that the Holy Spirit takes our concerns before the Lord. There may be a time we may find ourselves coming to God when we cannot find the words to say what needs to be said, or the words to confess our wrong, or the words to simply speak to Him because our hearts are heavy and have made it difficult to speak. There may be times when our circumstances are so hard, or our feelings so intense that though we wish to communicate with God, but we are unable. Yet the Holy Spirit intercedes with expressions of what is within us, and effectively communicates what must be said. He will not let our needs go unmet, but ensures that our needs are sufficiently brought before the Father. Then lovingly God responds, and the Holy Spirit imbeds His truth in our hearts, minds and souls. The Holy Spirit is given to us for a reason—He enhances our prayer life and our study of the Scripture, making sure we interpret God’s will for us correctly.
God loves us so much, and has provided for us every imaginable way to keep our relationship with Him where it needs to be. In those times when our hearts are so heavy that we cannot utter a word, we can know that we can simply come into the presence of God and silently sit. And as our emotions well up within, there is One who sits with us. And without a word from us, the heaviness of our hearts and the urgency of our needs are carried to the Father by the Holy Spirit who was sent to us to be our comforter.
If you have having one of those moments and you cannot find the words, just relax and rest in Him, knowing that what you cannot say is not going unheard.
Father God, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit who is with me with every breath I take. Thank you that when I can’t find the words in the hard times that the Holy Spirit intercedes for me. Thank you for His presence in my life. Teach me to listen to Him more, so I can, through the example of Jesus, be more attuned to Your will for my life and those I touch. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.