DAY SIX: Come

WORD OF THE DAY: "COME"
On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.  Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.  And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.  Acts 2:1-4

Then Peter stood up and addressed the crowd:
‘In the last days,’ God says,
‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on my servants—men and women alike—
and they will prophesy.
And I will cause wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below—
blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
The sun will become dark,
and the moon will turn blood red
before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives.
But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved.’
Acts 2:17-21

INTIMACY PAUSE:
Spirit, I want to know you. Will you reveal yourself more deeply to me?
To start your day, sit in a comfortable position with your palms facing up and open.  Simply pray:  Come, Holy Spirit, Come

INCARNATION PAUSE:
Spirit, I want others to know you.  Will you shine through me so those around me are drawn to you?
Pause in the middle of your day to once again hold your palms up and open.  Come, Holy Spirit, Come

INTERCESSION PAUSE:
Spirit, I have personal longings and concerns.  Will you hear my heart and respond to my requests?
End your day with the same prayer:  Come, Holy Spirit, Come

DAY FIVE: Gifts

WORD OF THE DAY: "GIFTS"
The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all. 1 Corinthians 12:7
“So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”  Luke 11:13

INTIMACY PAUSE:
Spirit, I want to know you. Will you reveal yourself more deeply to me?
To start your day, sit in a comfortable position with your palms facing up and open. Invite Spirit to give you the gifts that He loves to give His children.  Ask Spirit – what special gifts have you given me?  Are there other gifts that you wish to give me?  (You may want to look at 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 for a reminder of the kinds of gifts that Spirit loves to give.). Sit still and quiet, listening for anything else Spirit would want to say or show you.

INCARNATIONAL PAUSE:
Spirit, I want others to know you.  Will you shine through me so those around me are drawn to you?
Pause in the middle of your day to ask Spirit – how are the gifts that you have given me meant for the good of all?   Ask Spirit for some specific ways that He wants to use your gifts to bless someone else.

INTERCESSION PAUSE:
Spirit, I have personal longings and concerns.  Will you hear my heart and respond to my requests?
End your day with this simple prayer:  Come, Holy Spirit, come.  We ask for more of the gifts that you love to give us.  We invite you to grow great fruit in our lives.

DAY FOUR: Guide

WORD OF THE DAY: "GUIDE"
You have received the Spirit from the Holy One. And all of you know the truth.
But you have received the Holy Spirit from God. He continues to live in you. So you don’t need anyone to teach you. God’s Spirit teaches you about everything. What he says is true. He doesn’t lie. Remain joined to Christ, just as you have been taught by the Spirit. 1 John 2:20, 27

INTIMACY PAUSE:
Spirit, I want to know you. Will you reveal yourself more deeply to me?
To start your day, sit in a comfortable position with your palms facing up and open. Invite Spirit to remind you that “You have received my Spirit from the Holy One.  I continue to live in you”.  Invite Spirit to teach you and guide you today.  Stay still and quiet, listening for anything else Spirit would want to say or show you.

INCARNATIONAL PAUSE:
Spirit, I want others to know you.  Will you shine through me so those around me are drawn to you?
Pause in the middle of your day to pray for others who need the guidance of Spirit.  Invite Spirit to prompt your prayers with His truth about them and for them.

INTERCESSION PAUSE:
Spirit, I have personal longings and concerns.  Will you hear my heart and respond to my requests?
End your day with this simple prayer:  Come Holy Spirit, come.  Speak your truth to us about who you are.  Speak your truth to us about who we are.  Come and guide us each and every day.

 

DAY THREE: Comforter

WORD OF THE DAY: "COMFORTER"
In the same way, the Holy Spirit helps us when we are weak. We don’t know what we should pray for. But the Spirit himself prays for us. He prays through groans too deep for words.  Romans 8:26

INTIMACY PAUSE:
Spirit, I want to know you. Will you reveal yourself more deeply to me?
To start your day, sit in a comfortable position with your palms facing up and open.
Invite Holy Spirit to pray for you today.
When your thoughts become distracted, simply say, “Come, Holy Spirit, Come.”

INCARNATIONAL PAUSE:
Spirit, I want others to know you.  Will you shine through me so those around me are drawn to you?
Pause in the middle of your day to pray for others who need the comfort of Spirit.
Invite Spirit to pray for them.
Invite Spirit to share His heart and prayers for that person with you.
Join the Spirit in these prayers.

INTERCESSION PAUSE:
Spirit, I have personal longings and concerns.  Will you hear my heart and respond to my requests?
End your day with this simple prayer:  Come, Holy Spirit.  Come and bring us comfort.  We need you to comfort us when we are sad and help us when we are weak.

DAY TWO: Power

WORD OF THE DAY: "POWER"
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1B8

INTIMACY PAUSE:
Spirit, I want to know you. Will you reveal yourself more deeply to me?
To start your day, sit in a comfortable position with your palms facing up and open.
Invite Jesus to speak these words over you: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.”
Stay still and quiet, listening for anything else Jesus would want to say or show you.

Respond with this simple prayer: Holy Spirit, come with power. Power to change, power to heal, power that makes my faith even bigger and stronger.

INCARNATIONAL PAUSE:
Spirit, I want others to know you.  Will you shine through me so those around me are drawn to you?
Pause in the middle of your day. Invite Jesus to speak these words over you:
And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Respond with this simple prayer: Holy Spirit, come with power
and empower me to show and tell others about who you are and what you do.

INTERCESSION PAUSE:
Spirit, I have personal longings and concerns.  Will you hear my heart and respond to my requests?
End your day with this simple prayer: Holy Spirit, come with power. Power to
change, power to heal, power that makes my faith even bigger and stronger.

DAY ONE: Wait

WORD OF THE DAY: "WAIT"
I wait quietly before God,
for my victory comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
Psalm 62:1-2, 5

INTIMACY PAUSE:
Spirit, I want to know you. Will you reveal yourself more deeply to me?

To start your day, slowly read from Psalm 62
Sit in a comfortable position with you palms facing up and open.
Sit in silence and practice waiting on the Holy Spirit.
When your thoughts become distracted, simply say, “Come, Holy Spirit, Come.”
End your silence with this simple prayer:  Holy Spirit, come. I will wait for you.  My hands are open and ready to receive you.

INCARNATIONAL PAUSE:
Spirit, I want others to know you.  Will you shine through me so those around me are drawn to you?
Pause in the middle of your day to practice waiting.  Follow the same instructions given for Pause 1.

INTERCESSION PAUSE:
Spirit, I have personal longings and concerns.  Will you hear my heart and respond to my requests?
End your day with the practice of waiting.  Follow the same instructions given for Pause 1.

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