Praying with Paul: 'Joy, Prayer, the Spirit's Fire'

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-23

Dear Father, holy God,

Help me always to be joyful and to pray continually, giving thanks to you in all circumstances, since this is your will for me in Christ Jesus.

May I never put out the Spirit's fire in myself. May I never be contemptuous of the prophetic word and the interpretation of it. But let me test everything I hear. Help me hold on to what is good, and to avoid everything that is evil.

May you yourself, Father, make every part of me holy.

In the name of your Holy Son, Jesus, who gave us the Spirit, I pray. Amen.

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Joy, Prayer, the Spirit's Fire — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-23

About This Devotional

Eldon Degge turns the apostle Paul's writings into daily, powerful prayers.

Heartlight appreciates Eldon Degge and Meridian Publishing for permission to make this available on our website. Praying with Paul is also available as a book.