Chosen for God's Purpose 

Romans 8:26-30 

In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us.  For example, when we don't know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.  All of our thoughts are known to God.  He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God's people.  We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him.  They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose, and he has always known who his chosen ones would be.  He had decided to let them become like his own Son, so that his Son would be the first of many children.  God then accepted the people he had already decided to choose, and he has shared his glory with them.

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995) p.1373.