Roman 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Jesus told His disciples that is was good that He was going away because He was sending the Comforter (Holy Spirit). John 16:7. This is the name of the Holy Spirit, the One who comes along side to help and direct you.
To your dismay, even as a follower of Jesus, you may be far more familiar with another responsibility of the Holy Spirit; that of His duty to convict of sin. (John 16:8) As a follower of Jesus it must be your desire to walk in righteousness. When your walk with Christ is not as it should be, you only know the presence of the Holy Spirit as He convicts of sin. You therefore miss the mark and do not know Him as Comforter.
One of the great duties of your Holy Comforter is to intercede for you in prayer. Often you come to pray and you are weak and drawn away by all manner of distractions. You come to pray and you do not know what to pray or how to pray.
But God, who is all wise, and knows your frame, has made a wonderful provision for you. The Spirit Himself makes intercession for you. He knows those deep longings of your heart, which you cannot express. He is ever with you, and is aware of every joy, every pain, every doubt, every issue of life that touches you. The Comforter speaks on your behalf.
Do you see the pattern? Jesus prayed for His friends, the disciples. The Holy Spirit prays for you, His followers.
Will you follow the pattern? Who will you pray for?