But prayer is so valuable, that kind of thinking would have us holding our breath because we don't have time to breathe -- and where would that lead us? Prayer is vital. Prayer is powerful. Prayer with strengthen you.
Sometimes we don't pray because we don't know what to say. Maybe we've heard some very long, or very powerful, or very moving, or very meaningful prayers and we are intimidated, we don't think God will hear our prayers because it doesn't measure up to what we think a good prayer is.
Well, that kind of thinking isn't found in the word of God, but it was present in the minds of the first Christians. Let's see what God's word has to say about our ability or inability to put together words that we might think make for a good prayer.
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.