Silence and Centering- PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENCE
Prayer: The indwelling Holy Spirit
How I thank You, Father, for the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Thank You for bringing me, by the blood of the Lord Jesus, from death to life; from being under the law, to being under Your grace. May Your great love and tenderness compel me towards greater obedience.
I ask Father that You forgive me for the ways that I have allowed sin to continue to reign in my life…
For attitudes that I have nurtured that are full of self and detrimental to my relationship with You and others…
For focusing on the darkness of this world, instead of the Light of Your presence, Lord Jesus, forgive me. May my mind and attitudes be controlled by the Spirit and produce life and peace.
For actions and habits in my life that do not push me towards greater Christ-likeness, forgive me, Lord. Crush the walls of excuses that I have erected that keep them so firmly in place!
O God, may Your Word dwell in me richly and may whatever I do or say be done in Your name, that You might receive glory and praise. Make me to be, I pray, a slave to righteousness and lead me towards holiness! Help me to live under the law of the Spirit, to live and move and have my very being in You alone for I know that it is Your desire that I be holy and blameless. Make me alive in Your Spirit that I might be like a tree planted by the water and never fails to bear fruit. May I live by the Spirit so that I will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature, and keep in step with what the Spirit is doing. May the fruit of the Spirit be born in my life in ever increasing measure. May love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control be evident in my words, actions and reactions. Conform me I pray, to the image of Jesus for I ask these things in His name. Amen.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
II Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
God has not left us alone to wander through this world as helpless victims. He has given us His word to instruct and guide us. God does not wait until we make a mistake and then discard us. He has given us His word to rebuke and correct us. God does not leave us the way we are. He has given us His word to train us. Life is like a journey. There is a trail we can follow that will get us through the wilderness. Through His word, God shows us the trail to go on. His word also lets us know when we wander from the trail. The Bible shows us how to get back on the trail again. Finally, the scriptures show us how to stay on the trail and not wander off in the first place!. Read His word. Make it a part of your daily routine. Through it, He will teach you everything you need to know about living this life.
Father, I thank You for Your word. Please help me understand what the scriptures are saying. Help me apply it to my life. Holy Spirit, use the Bible and teach me, rebuke me, correct me and train me. Help me be the person You desire me to be. In Jesus’ name.
Conclude- PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENCE