In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself
intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
rather than dwell on all the things I want (but don't need),
or recount all the things that I have (but don't deserve),
I am setting aside my mind's idle chatter
and praying for a family that has shouldered more grief than I can imagine.
I don't have adequate words for them. Thankfully, I don't have to.