He wants to intercede for you
One reason why praying is important is not only for us to get what we want. There is a lot that happens when we pray that God begins to do through us, because we submitted ourselves to prayer.
When we submit ourselves to prayer we are submitting ourselves to the will and purpose of God for our lives. We submit ourselves to the rulership of God. And not only this but to the power and influence of His might. Such that any thing that the devil had in mind to disturb or destroy our destiny in God fails.
It not only fails, it makes the devil flee from his agenda. As the word of God says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 Berean Bible.
Prayer helps us submit to God for sure, however we are also helped in that when we pray, the Holy spirit intercedes through us. He takes over all that we are experiencing right now and discusses it with God, and makes it so plain to the heavenly government such that, the solution to any situation begins to be prepared.
There may be times you did not know why certain things were happening to you, your loved ones, your friends, or even your country.
Yet, the ultimate of Gods will has to do with His eternal plan for the world, and we are key contributors to this plan. Your prayer contirbutes to Gods plan on earth actually happening and stops the devils works.
As you pray the Holy Spirit takes over and begins to communicate the most pertinent issues that need to be addressed. Things to do with your life, other peoples lives, and your workplaces, school, country and many more things that you may not think of even whilst you pray yourself. Some of them are for the now, others tomorrow and the rest for months and years to come.
That is why we should always acknowledge the help of the holy spirit, and speak or pray in other tongues 1 Corinthians 14:2-3 KJV. Because when we speak in an unknown tongue, our spirit prays abd speaks directly to God for us. The word of God also lets us know that, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26 NIV
Nine times out of ten you will not know what to pray for all the time but the holy spirit will help you pray by interceding to God, regarding those decisions that you are about to make. Those questions that you have always had. Things that you are struggling with. Urgent matters that need to be addressed, and also ensuring that you remain in God’s perfect plan in your life.
Wordless groans can be described as mysterious things that even linguistic words cannot suffice to describe. Things that only the holy spirit can speak to God about daily on our behalf.
“Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” Romans 8:34
To make it better, Jesus, also continuously intercedes for us to God, that we may be held guiltless before God by virture of being in Christ. This is for the times when we may not get opportunity to pray there and then, but because we are in Christ, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:2 KJV
An advocate stands in for you when you are in a situation. And this helps you come out alive. So never stop praying, thinking that its not changing.
You need to pray, for the holy spirit to intercede for you, as Jesus also intercedes for you.