New Defender's Study Bible Notes
8:27 he maketh intercession. The indwelling Holy Spirit makes intercession for us here on earth, as God searches our hearts, and the Lord Jesus “ever liveth to make intercession for [us]” (Hebrews 7:25) in heaven. What grace and blessing!
8:27 will of God. If we pray according to God’s will, “we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him” (I John 5:14-15). Yet we often do not know what His will is. But then the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us “according to the will of God.” What comfort and assurance! No wonder “all things work together for good” for those who are the prayer requests of the Spirit.