Peter Atkinson

“We don’t know how to pray”


“Likewise 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.”

Romans 8 : 26 – 29 (NRSV)


Supplementary information

Other Bible Passages referenced:

Hebrews 5 : 7, Luke 22 : 44, Hebrews 7 : 25

Recommended reading:

Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer C.S. Lewis


Very Reverend Peter Atkinson

Position at time of recording this video:
Dean of Worcester, United Kingdom.

Denomination: Church of England