Verse of the Week 1

Verse of the Week
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. And 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 8:26-37″
Often times prayer can be a daunting task. We have so many preconceptions and ideas of what prayer should be, that it becomes a struggle to make sense of it all. This verse reminds of us that prayer can be simple. We don’t have to use fancy words or phrases to “impress” God or to try to manipulate him. God loves us no matter what, and already knows what our needs and out desires. This fact that the “Holy Spirit intercedes for us” makes prayer simple. Those times in life when we are frustrated, and burdened to the point of hopelessness, we simply have to go to God and sit before him.