Have you ever been kicked by a horse? I was once. I wa feeding the horse and it kicked me. Knocked me down and knocked the breath out of me. For a few seconds, I couldn’t do anything.
An experience like that can happen in life…we can have the breath knocked out of us. It can be a divorce or the loss of a job or some other disappointment. The experience hits us…knocks the wind out of us. And when it happens, we have difficulty speaking if we can speak it all. We want to pray…we try to pray…but we can’t form the words.
When this happens, the Holy Spirit helps us pray. Paul said in Romans 8, “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Notice Paul says, “But the Holy Spirit prays for us.”
When we can’t form a word…when we can’t think or speak…the Holy Spirit speaks for us.
Today, if life has knocked you down…if you are speechless…the Holy Spirit prays for us.