a secret language

Sometimes I don’t know how to pray. There are times that I try, but I run out of adequate words. Sometimes, I don’t even know what I should be praying for.

That’s when my secret language can kick in. My language is based on a Bible verse that says, “…when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. 27All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people.” (Romans 8:26b-27 CEV)

That’s right – I’m a tongue-talker. I don’t run around all the time speaking in an unknown language but often I pray in a language that I don’t understand. It’s kind of a secret language between me and God.

So, how can I know what I am saying to God if I don’t understand the words? That’s kind of the point. I may not understand it but God does. And the prayer is much more effective than when I use my words because my words are so limited in scope. God’s language knows no limits.

I’m thankful for my secret language.