Empowerment Through the Holy Spirit
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you have allowed us to be your ambassadors on the earth. We praise you, Father, that you did not leave us as orphans, and that you have given us your Spirit, confirming and sealing us as your sons and daughters. Thank you, Lord, that you have never gone back on your word, and that you have promised to empower us through your Spirit to do everything that you have asked of us (Acts 1:8). Before we embark on our day, we ask you to fill us afresh, Holy Spirit, and to empower us to do everything that today has in store. We acknowledge, just as Jesus did, that apart from you, Father, we can do nothing. So, Holy Spirit, we ask that you would once again help us to fix our gaze upon the glory of Jesus, who is the image of the Father, and the exact imprint of His nature (Hebrews 1:3). That in you, Holy Spirit, we would live and move and have our being. We renounce all forms of self-serving, pride, unforgiveness, discourse, striving, and we choose to receive your power and purity. Thank you, Father, that it brings you great joy to give your Spirit to us (Luke 11:13). On this day, we choose to receive you again. Holy Spirit, we yield to your abiding presence in the details of our lives. Come, Holy Spirit, and be Lord over our thoughts, intentions, and actions. Please continue to work in us to produce the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit in us that we may see the kingdom of God come, in Chicago as it is in heaven. Amen.