But the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. —Romans 8:26
We must have life in everything. Who knows how to pray but as the Spirit prayeth? What kind of prayer does the Spirit pray? The Spirit always brings to your remembrance the mind of the Scriptures and brings forth all your cry and your need better than your words. The Spirit always takes the Word of God and brings your heart, and mind, and soul, and cry, and need into the presence of God.
So we are able to pray only as the Spirit prays, and the Spirit only prays according to the will of God, and the will of God is all in the Word of God. No man is able to speak according to the mind of God and bring forth the deep things of God out of his own mind.
Now I can see that the Holy Ghost so graciously, so extravagantly puts everything to one side that He may ravish our hearts with a great inward cry after Jesus.
Holy Spirit, ravish my heart. Set aside all distractions.
Pray through me that my heart’s cry might
be heard in the presence of God. Amen.