Communing With The Spirit

Sometimes the Spirit of God empowers us to change circumstances. Sometimes the Spirit of God longs to commune with us in our pain. This is more than empathy — it is sharing in our suffering.

While it's not as sunshiny as getting rid of discomfort, there's still great beauty in this type of communion. I don't mean to paint an overly dark picture of God. At times the Holy Spirit's task is to bring relief. But the highest aim is always God's glory via communion.

Thus, I suggest prayers to this effect:

Holy Spirit, I invite you into my situation either to change it or share in it with me. May the will of the Father be done. May our unity be increased.