The most compelling answers to the question, “Why should we pray?” are: 1) Jesus did and 2) The Holy Spirit does. So familiar we almost miss the point, the words of Romans 8 declare that, “the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings too deep for words”. I don’t know whether this means that He prays for me ( in my place, when I cannot because I am so confused or discouraged), or that he prays for me (for God’s will and my benefit). Either way the fact that the Holy Spirit prays is significant. With an infinite number of things that He could do, it is amazing to me that His ministry is prayer. He cries out! No wonder that we who are “filled” with His life learn to do the same.