our wordless sighs

On Sunday, buried in our pastor’s message was a line that is freaking me out.

We were talking about worship, and the fact that God’s spirit is right along beside us even in the most boring parts of our existence, translating our everyday sighs and groans into prayers that reach the Heavens.

At work, especially while pricking around on the Internet, we groan. A lot. Now, every time I groan or sigh, I wonder how the Holy Spirit is translating THOSE thoughts into prayer.

It’s a bit embarrassing that some poor Holy Ghost had to scribe a prayer to the Lord, for example, after we watched this. And I wonder what “good” the Lord is spinning of it.

I also wonder that why, after what must be at least half a million “prayers,” Internet Explorer still crashes when we try to load The Other Paper’s website.

The theory is based on Romans 8:26:

… God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

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  • Merlin

    I actually find that comforting.