In the midst of grief, loss and weakness, we WANT God's comfort, guidance and healing, but we can't even find the words to express the depth of our sorrow and despair, much less carefully worded, religiously structured forms of prayer. But, oh joy, oh joy, God says we absolutely don't have to.
Think about this concept: Jesus sent the Spirit of God to know our deepest sorrows, understand with perfect clarity our most essential needs and no words are needed. All the heavy lifting is done by God, which is so amazing, because we do not have words or energy or understanding to even lift our eyes heavenward! But the Spirit of God, knowing our situation with more kindness and objectivity and power than we can even imagine, speaks for us to a God who already has a plan for an abundant and loving response to our needs.
Maybe you are uncertain of what name to use when speaking to a higher power, but "Spirit" is a place to start. But, in truth, if you just start talking to "Whoever is in charge" I am confident that God will teach you his name along with pouring hope and faith and love into your life in ways you can't even imagine right now.
I promise, you do not have to negotiate life's deepest sorrows alone. Won't you give it a try?
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 26-27