Father, thank You for sending the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to teach me and remind me of the things that Jesus said. Thank You for His presence with me—forever. Forgive me, Father, for the times that I resist the Holy Spirit, even though I know that He is the One who convicts of sin and righteousness and judgment. How thankful I am that the Holy Spirit helps me in my weakness—that when I don’t know what or how I should pray, He intercedes for me in accordance with Your will.
Father, tenderize my heart and make me sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I ask that You remove any hardness of heart that still remains in me, and give me a heart of flesh. By Your Spirit, reveal even the hidden sin in my life as I wait on You . . . (Pause and wait before the Lord, confess those things He brings to your mind.)
Your Word promises that You, heavenly Father, will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask You, and so I ask, Father, as Your child, fill me afresh with Your Holy Spirit! (Pause and wait before the Lord, personalize this prayer and make it your own.)
Empower me by Your Spirit to live victoriously for Christ, that as I am in the world, I may not ever be of the world. I ask that the power of the Holy Spirit come on me that I might be a witness for You and boldly speak Your Word. Teach me by the Spirit when and what I should say. I long for the fruit of the Spirit to be evident in my life in ever-increasing measure, and to truly walk in the Spirit, so that the desires and passions of my sinful nature are destroyed. Strengthen me by Your Spirit to stand firm against the enemy and to persevere and do Your will. Like the early disciples, may my life be characterized by fullness of joy and the presence of the Holy Spirit, so that Jesus will be seen more clearly in me and through me and my life will bring glory to His name, for this is the longing of my heart. Holy Spirit rain down on me. In Jesus’ name I ask these things. Amen.
John 14:26; John 16:8; Romans 8:26-27; Ezekiel 36:26; Luke 11:13; Acts 1:8; Luke 12:12; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 6:11; Acts 13:52
–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece L. King. This book is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount.
Praise God, whose incomparable riches are revealed in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:7). Give thanks for your inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade—kept in heaven for you (1 Pet. 1:4). Confess those times when you have valued material things over your inheritance in Jesus Christ. Commit yourself to appreciating daily your inheritance from God (Ps. 16:6). Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you more about what you have received through faith in Christ.
Pray that your church’s giving may be generous in response to neighborhood needs, knowing that as you give, it will be given you (Lk. 6:38).
“Without prayer no work is well done.”—Anonymous
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