John answered, saying to all, "I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16 (NKJV)
Jesus, please baptize us afresh with your Holy Spirit.
His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire." Luke 3:17 (NKJV)
Jesus, I pray that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff.
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." Luke 3:22 (NKJV)
Father, please help us take pleasure in your son Jesus.
Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. Acts 18:24-25 (NKJV)
Lord, there are so many well trained people in your church who know only the baptism of John. Baptize them with you Holy Spirit and with fire.
To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: do not be silent to me, lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Psalm 28:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me hear Jesus, my rock and my savior.
Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! Psalm 28:6 (NKJV)
Thank you for hearing me, Father.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)
Thank you for giving me strength to endure, Jesus.
The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving refuge of His anointed. Psalm 28:8 (NKJV)
Thank you for the joy and trust you have given me, Holy Spirit.
Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them also, and bear them up forever. Psalm 28:9 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, shepherd us in this diocese. Thank you.
A Word Received: I Am the Good Shepherd; heed my instructions.