Probably my shortest blog, but a message that is unfinished in me and I long for the day when this prayer has perfected the work in me. It came to me, and I know it is from The Holy Spirit, as I was doing my morning stroll around the yard and praying. I want to share this prayer with you this morning and invite you to pray this prayer as well. Who knows, perhaps this will begin the transformation that my nation and culture most urgently needs:
Holy Spirit, I need You to walk WITH me because I need your presence to guide me and encourage me. Holy Spirit, I need You to walk THROUGH me because my church, community and culture urgently needs Your presence.
Holy Spirit, I need you to talk WITH me because only You have the Words that will give me the life that the Father longs to give me. Holy Spirit, I need you to talk THROUGH me because I know my words can sometimes be critical, false and unhealthy. But my church, community and culture needs to hear the Life-Giving Words only You provide.
Holy Spirit, I need you to work WITH me because the mirror of my daily life doesn’t always reflect Jesus and I want it to be so in me. Holy Spirit, I need you to work THROUGH me because there is a spiritual war happening all around me, YOUR church, my community and my culture and I do not have the strength, courage nor weapons to successfully defeat The Enemy, but YOU do!
And I now thank you Jesus, that your life, death and resurrection has opened the way for me to boldly come with this, the desire of my heart, the heart that YOU have given me. Amen and Amen!