In this week’s message we focus on another major work of the Spirit. The Spirit intercedes for God’s people. We need intercession because God’s saving work does not end with our conversion. God’s saving work ends with our glorification. Since we are not yet with God in glory we continue to live in the midst of a fallen world, a world that is “groaning” as in the pains fo childbirth. As the firstfruits of a field are a kind of promise of what is to come, so the Spirit is a promise of the life of glory to come. In addition, the Spirit takes our prayers and aligns them with God’s will because we don’t always know what to pray or how the things we are praying for fit in with God’s larger plan. We need this interceding work of the Spirit on a daily basis.