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Intercedes

Creation StarsAccording to Saint Paul, the Holy Spirit prayer for us helped Christians in their weakness to pray. He wrote 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 was made to God as the Holy Spirit prayed for us with sighs too deep for words. Paul further explained 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" was also be translated as "in another language." True unity in Christ is created by the Holy Spirit prayer for us. Saint Paul explained 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" was also translated as "with one spirit" or "in one spirit." The people of God were united in their holy lives by the Holy Spirit. Saint Clement of Rome, wrote in the last part of the first century AD and described this symbol of holiness as the holy people in prayer. Christians reflected and shared the divine glory and the holiness of God as the Holy Spirit prayed for us. The awesome holiness of God was close to us particularly in the holiest people, that was in the lives of the saints in former ages and in this present age.✞

"Holy Spirit Prays"
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by Ron Meacock

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