God's Holy Fire: 'Prayer in the Power of the Spirit'

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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This week our focus is on living by the Kingdom of God standards.

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But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God's love.
— Jude 20-21 NLT

Key Thought

So much of our physical world is dependent on power. Yet the spiritual world is even more about power than the physical world. One of the great avenues of power — a place where power is available to us and flows through us — is prayer. We are commanded to rely on this power and not our eloquence, position, or physical might. So as we pray each day, let's consciously invite the Holy Spirit into our prayer life and ask the Spirit to empower our prayers.

Today's Prayer

O God, you are holy! I thank you, Father, for hearing my prayer. I thank you, Jesus, as I pray in your name. I invite you, Holy Spirit, to intercede for me as I pray. Please empower my prayers to be effective and a blessing, both to those for whom I pray and also to you, O God, the One to whom I pray.

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Illustration of Jude 20-21 NLT —  In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God's love.

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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