but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.
And 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.
Can you think of the moments in your life that go unspoken, and yet God attended to them? Either celebrating or grieving with you? And have you sat with a friend or even a stranger who knew the particularity of your joy or pain without needing to exchange words? Who are the ones who know your heart?
May we give thanks for the Spirit that intercedes on our behalf,
coming to our aid and hearing our prayers,
even in the deepest recess of our hearts,
May we give thanks for the listening Spirit that
comes in the form of a friend or stranger,
one willing to be our companion in wordless prayer.