We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Sometimes I am at a complete loss for words. The Bible tells us that sometimes we don’t even know what to pray for, but the Holy Spirit will intercede on our behalf and pray with words that cannot be expressed (Romans 8:26). This is one of those times.

Yesterday I found out that while on their way to a conference in Oregon, a group of Bible college students from Colorado lost control of their van on the icy road and spun out of control. 13 of the 16 aboard were ejected. Two of them didn’t make it.

Of course this is tragic in any case. Anytime there is such a loss of life it is sad. What brings this closer to home is the fact that one of the two people who passed away is the brother of one of our MiniChurch shepherds, Joy Pishcura.

So many times heard stories of tragic events all over the world and it seems so far away and so distant. It rarely hits this close to home. Not only was Joshua young (he was only 20) but he was on his way to doing great things in the Kingdom of God. He had his whole life ahead of him. He was taken away much too soon.

Please continue to pray for Joy and the whole Pishcura family. In addition to Josh passing away, his sister Katy was also a passenger in the van and she is in the ICU in Boise, Idaho. Pray for God’s peace, pray for healing, pray for their families and friends and pray for all the love and support they will need in the upcoming weeks.

You can read the Denver Post’s coverage of the accident here.

2 thoughts on “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

  1. those are really sweet words Scottie. I always find myself inspired by young people who seem to have a better understanding of life than I do. Josh ran the race.

  2. I just wanted to thank you Scott for this. It blesses me so much to know that there are so many prayers being prayed on our behalf. Thank you for sharing. I was so overwhelmed at first to thank you but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate this.

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