KJV - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
NLT - And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
The Holy Spirit Intercedes
In big capital letters in the margins at the top of the page of Romans chapter 8 of my Bible, I have a note written:
FIGHT YOUR BATTLES ON YOUR KNEES
When life slams us with the full force of the world, dropping us into the desperate place where we can not even find words to plead for His help, the cries of our hearts are still heard. God the Spirit takes over for us, and turns those groans into soulful prayers, messengered up through God the Son Who given us access to God the Father to hear us.
It's the perfect union of the Holy Trinity at work to bring His good & glory to fruition.
God is concerned about the trials of His people. When He was ministering on earth, Jesus groaned when He saw what sin was doing to mankind (Mark 7:34; John 11:33, 38).
Today the Holy Spirit groans with us and feels the burdens of our weaknesses and suffering. But the Spirit does more than groan. He prays for us in His groaning so that we might be led into the will of God.
We do not always know God’s will. We do not always know how to pray, but the Spirit intercedes so that we might live in the will of God in spite of suffering. The Spirit “shares the burden.”
If today you feel you cannot fight the battle going on in your life alone, you have someone to share the burden. Let go, cry out. You don't even need words. Share your heart with Him, and allow the Holy Spirit the opportunity to make those soulfully deep, inarticulate sounds for you to carry your prayers to Father God.
He is waiting.
What does this verse speak to you?