One Word is Enough

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. Romans 8:26 (NIV)

…Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8:34 (NIV)

 
Many times in my life I have found the inability to pray. Usually this happens because of desperate situations, or tough decision making or times of overwhelming blessings and growth. I am searching for words, not knowing how to pray or give praise to my Heavenly Father.
 
The desperate situations forced me to my knees, looking up and crying out, “Help!” Blessings have brought about feelings of overwhelming appreciation where all I can say is, “Wow God!”
 
Is God going to ignore the “Help!” prayer because we aren’t specific enough? Is He going to feel under-appreciated when all we say is “Wow God!”? No, I don’t think so. Romans 8 tells us we have the Spirit and the Son to intercede on our behalf. All He asks is that we come. He may even be more honored by our one word prayers. Why? First, in our cry of desperation we have come to the end of our self and look to Him. Secondly, in our moments of overwhelming gratitude we are so awed by Him we are without words. 
 
He wants to hear our specific needs and thanksgivings; however, there are those moments where the words aren’t there. We can’t stop praying or praising because we don’t know what to say. One word says a lot.
 
Dear Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for hearing our prayers, even if we can pray one word. You see the heart and will answer. Amen.