Hope is essential for life in this sin-cursed world. And the hope of glory is found only by faith in Christ, the sin-bearer. This hope helps us to persevere through the present tribulations and sufferings of this world. We Christians are sustained by hope. But even hope is not sustained in our own strength. Romans 8 has been teaching us how the Holy Spirit ministers in various ways to the children of God for their holiness, comfort, and security. Now, emphasis underscores the Holy Spirit as the helper of hope. By highlighting prayer with glowing significance, the Holy Spirit reveals deep and wonderful truths about His ministry in and for us in these two rich and insightful verses.