In the book Perelandra, C.S. Lewis imagines a scene where the story’s hero finds himself in a precarious position where his life is on the line. Before he takes the leap of faith, he says “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, here goes! I mean, amen!”
I’ve had some days where my prayers have felt like they would be more appropriately ended by saying “here goes.” Other days, I’ve had prayers that were nothing more than “Jesus, I need you today.”
Romans 8:26-27 says “In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
God knows. When you have those days that you don’t have the words you think God wants to hear, the Holy Spirit is already going ahead of you to intercede for you.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, here goes!