Romans 8:27 – Spirit’s Interceding

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 11:1‐13:22, Romans 8:22‐39, Psalm 18:37‐50, Proverbs 19:27‐29

Romans 8:27 – And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


  • Context: Paul explains in the verse before that when we don’t know how to pray, the Spirit intercedes on our behalf.  In the verse following we read: “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
  • The Spirit searches our heart
  • The Spirit intercedes for the saints
  • The Spirit intercedes according to the will of God

Apply: As I pray intentionally, seeking God’s will, I am comforted to know that the Spirit is interceding for me according to the will of God.

Does this verse imply that we don’t need to spend time praying for God’s will?  Why not?


2 thoughts on “Romans 8:27 – Spirit’s Interceding

  1. Sam, there is wonderful comfort for all of us in knowing this truth. He is there to help us in every way, and we have no need to strive or fret in our walk with Him. Blessings to you!

    • Yes! I find great comfort in this truth. Thank you for the reminder on striving and fretting. I often work push myself in ways that do not bring him glory.

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