Joy, Prayer, the Spirit's Fire

( [email protected] ) Nov 28, 2003 11:16 AM EST

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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.