Sometimes we are ignorant of what kind of prayer or the exact words we should pray. But the Spirit helps us to pray. The best Bible verse for this is Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Sometimes prayers are just feelings with no words or it’s hard to figure out what the words need to be. So the Spirit helps us to pray because we are weak and do not know what to pray. So let the Spirit help us pray.
The next verse tells us that His prayer is according to the will of God. Romans 8:27 He who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
then verse 29 tells us what is the will of God, that is that we would be confirmed to the image of Christ. Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.
Someone help me pray when I don’t know how to pray. I need words, but I only have a few feelings. What do I say, what do I pray. Sometimes the best and most honest prayer is to put ourselves before God just as we are, just the way we feel. And then just count on the hidden Spirit of God to come to the rescue. Let the Spirit figure out what to pray. He knows. When words appear cold and feeble we need to just count on the hidden and quiet Spirit of God working in our human spirit. He has words, He has accurate words.
Now that I have said all this, look at these two passages in the Bible.
Zechariah 12:10 “ And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for [his] only [son,] and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. He, that is the Spirit of God gives us a Spirit of grace and supplication, that is gives us “prayer”.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.