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Himself Intercedes

Creation StarsAccording to Saint Paul, the Holy Spirit prays for us and helps Christians in their weakness to pray. He writes to Roman Christians in Romans 8.26, " 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 through wordless groans." Utterance is made to God as the Holy Spirit prays for us with sighs too deep for words. Paul further explains in 1 Corinthians 14.2, "For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit." In this passage, "a tongue" may also be translated as "in another language." True unity in Christ is created as the Holy Spirit prays for us. Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 12.13, "For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body - whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free — and we were all given the one Spirit to drink." The phrase "baptized by one spirit" may be translated as "with one spirit" or "in one spirit." The people of God are united in their holy lives by the Holy Spirit. Saint Clement of Rome, writing in the last part of the first century AD, described this symbol of holiness as the holy people in prayer. Christians reflect and share the divine glory and the holiness of God as the Holy Spirit prays for us. The awesome holiness of God is close to us particularly in the holiest people, that is in the lives of the saints.✞

"Holy Spirit Prays"
by Ron Meacock

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