Christians pray above the circumstances—above earthly powers, beyond mental limits and emotional involvement. And, because the Spirit leads our prayer, we confront details as the Spirit wills. The Holy Spirit prays this way—through us!
— For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. (Psalm 97:9)
— I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:18-23)
— 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. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. (Romans 8:26-27)
Psalm 97:9 | Ephesians 1:18-23 | Romans 8:26-27 | 1 Samuel 3:7, 21 | Matthew 16:15-17 | Verses@Once