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Unspeakable Groanings

Have you ever experienced unspeakable groanings such as mention in ROMANS 8:26.

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 ---mima on 3/9/06
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I don't speak in tongues but on rare occasions, when unable to find words to say to God (and this is when something is REALLY distressing) I believe that the sounds which come from me would be described as 'groaning'. I don't believe that it makes any difference to God because He knows exactly what our need is and knows what it is we are trying to say even though we cannot put it into words.

---Rita_H on 7/20/14

When I pray in tongues, I'm praying in the spirit.
---David on 10/20/09

No ... I have never heard the Holy Spirit make any noises at all. I had always considered this verse was a bit metsphorical, meaning that the HS was interceding passionately on our behalf. But that is interceding with God,and I would not expect to be able to hear waht the HS was saying to God anyway
---alan_of_uK on 1/26/08

Absolutely! I found myself hurting for someone so deeply and sorrowfuly, that all that could come from my soul was deep groaning.
---Cynthia_1 on 4/2/07

Yes, just once, when my problems were so great and I was so distessed I could not utter words at all. I think that is when the Holy Spirit intervenes and speaks for us. God already knows our needs but he wants communication with/from us, even if all we can do is sink onto our knees and leave the rest to Him.
---f.f. on 4/2/07

I'm with you, Elder, it's the Spirit Himself doing the groaning FOR us, not TO us. That's what intercession is, a prayer for us, in our behalf. We are not an active part of a prayer like that.
---kate on 5/8/06

so you see everything that we say has Power, for good or bad. sometims we dont know what we need or how to ask so our spiritual father who acts in the spirit gives us this as a gift. and a great one
---kenneth on 5/8/06

"You recive not because you ask not". We know that words are power. God created us in his image, he spoke the world into existance and molded us with his hands
---kenneth on 5/8/06

when I watch tbn and hear and see everyone on stage, crying,I hear them saying things like " hubba babba ramma ahhhhbababababahhhh, tem lacha umm rabba um bubba shem lacha" can you tell me what is going on?
---pat on 5/8/06

I agree with the moderator. It is not tongues.
---f.f. on 3/13/06

There have been times when I've been interceding for someone - where not even tongues cut it. The Lord has taken me to a far deeper place, one filled with great sorrow and great joy. I cannot aptly express. It is far deeper than any self pitying sorrow I've felt for myself, or even grief over my own sin.
---daphn8897 on 3/13/06

I find myself in total agreement with moderator. I partially agree with what Elder says. However having experienced the groaning myself I am certain that it does come through us. That is to say the groans come out of the person's body. After receiving reports of a terrible accident I had started to pray when I immediately went to one knee and I would have fell but I held onto a car. This groaning was not tongues and came from much deeper in the body than tongues.
---mima on 3/13/06

How could this be anything the Believer does?
The Bible plainly says in Rom 8:26 that it is the Spirit that is making intercession for us not through us.
Plus, do we ever know what to pray for?
---Elder on 3/13/06

It could be tears. Tears is a language that only God understands. There have been times that when I tried to pray, I could only groan a few sounds in disgust of my own condition. But the Holy Spirit took those groanings and turned them into the most eloquent prayerto the Father. The Holy Spirit intercede in me and for me.

Moderator - I have had the experience and it isn't tongues or tears. It is truly Unspeakable Groanings. It has happened during prayer for others.
---Rebecca_D on 3/12/06

If this is groanings that cannot be uttered then how can it be tongues?
---Elder on 3/12/06

Stan is right on speaking in tongues in this verse. We don't often know how to pray or what to pray for, this is why we need the Holy Spirit to help us. Paul may have been contrasting praying with the spirit (tongues) as opposed to praying with the mind. 1 Cor 14:14-15. With this verse we can see that the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf, and brings things to mind the things on which we should pray for.
---Rebecca_D on 3/12/06

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Stan ... the passage does not talk of men groaning.
---alan_of_uK on 3/10/06

Yes...this is praying in tongues.
---Stan on 3/10/06

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