“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.”Romans 8:14-15
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”Galatians 5:24-25
God I pray that we will, now more than ever, follow the leading of Your Spirit. I pray that the spirit that is leading the culture around us will not lead our thoughts, our opinions, our actions, or our words. I pray that Your people will know and follow the Holy Spirit in increasing measures.
I pray we will not fear what the world fears. I pray that You will release Your people from slavery to fear, allowing them to walk and live confidently as the children of God, led by the Spirit of God. Teach us afresh Lord, what it looks like to be crucified with You, to die to our own flesh in order to live by Your Spirit. Holy Spirit of God, I pray that we will keep in step with You, not ahead of You, not making our own way, but following Your lead in all things.
We belong to You, Father, and You call us Your children. I pray that our hearts will receive the sonship and daughtership that You have given to us, I pray that every wound that keeps us distant from the Father heart of our God will be healed in the Name of Jesus, and that we will walk in new life and new freedom as the children of the Most High God.
Thank You Lord, for taking us as Your own, bringing us into Your family, and giving us Your Holy Spirit as our advocate, our comforter, our teacher, and the One who will continue to remind us of Jesus, His Word and His ways. I ask for a fresh baptism in Your Spirit, a fresh out-pouring, fresh power, and a fresh revelation for Your Church. Come, Holy Spirit, and rest on us, bring forth new life in us.
In the Name of Jesus, amen.