Have you ever gotten stuck with prayer? You know you need to pray; you even know who to pray for, and your desire is to spend that time in prayer. But you are stuck. The words just do not come.
Maybe you are overwhelmed with grief or anxiety, perhaps you are so stressed by your situation that you just cannot say anything.
It is okay. Just sit in silence before the Lord and let God handle it.
Paul tells us in Romans 8:26-27 that the Holy Spirit will help. 26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
God wants us to pray, not because God does not know what is going on, rather that God wants the relationship. When we bring our prayers to God, it helps us through the connection as well as verbalizing our needs.
Yet if we are stuck, in those times when we just cannot figure out what to say, the Holy Spirit will step in. These are the times when we can stay in God’s presence, soak in God’s light, and find God’s healing for these are times of growth.