Inexpressible Groaning

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For 27 October 2021, , based on Romans 8:26-30

Brothers and sisters, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Connie Koch OP

Sister Connie Koch OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope living in Mount Vernon, N.Y. She has taught special children with learning disabilities and served in parish ministry. Presently she is doing spiritual direction, directed retreats, and programs at The Center at Mariandale in Ossining, New York and is the Promoter of Preaching for the Dominican Sisters of Hope.