Pray that the saints would groan in the interceding Spirit for their full sonship, the redemption of their body (Rom. 8:23-27 and note 262; Hymns, #1210, ss. 1 and 3).

Rom. 8:23-27—And not only so, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan in ourselves, eagerly awaiting sonship, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in hope. But a hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly await it through endurance. Moreover, in like manner the Spirit also joins in to help us in our weakness, for we do not know for what we should pray as is fitting, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. But He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to God.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1932-1949, vol. 3, “Crucial Truths in the Holy Scriptures, volume 1,” ch. 4, p. 126 and CWWL, 1984, vol. 3, “God’s New Testament Economy,” ch. 11, pp. 227-228.

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