Heavenly Father, we pray that you would send your Holy Spirit flowing through the speaking and listening at Diocesan Convention so that this diocese would be empowered to follow in your way and serve you alone. Thank you, Lord, that you hear our prayer. Amen. (Marilyn Kitler, intercessor for the Diocese of Albany who lives in Maine.)
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)
Lord Jesus, baptize us with your fire and the 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)
A Word Received: Pray for the day of my threshing. Pray that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff. Pray for my little ones who are being led astray by lies. Pray for my will to be done.
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)
Holy Spirit, descend on us as well.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for adopting me.
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:3 (NKJV)
Lord, let hope purify my heart.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up." Daniel 3:16-18 (NKJV)
“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, Martyr
Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! tremble before Him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9 (NKJV)
LORD, bring me to the beauty of holiness so that I may worship you.
A Word Received: Keep crying out to me for my church and my people.