In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
"I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able."
It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples."
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O LORD--how long?
The LORD has heard my supplication, The LORD receives my prayer.
O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.
Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.
O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.
To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death,
My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.
"For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,
For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.
On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses.
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,