A Prayer for the Filling of the Holy Spirit
By Emma Danzey
Ephesians 5:18 says, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.”
When a believer accepts Jesus as his or her Savior, from that moment on they are sealed by the Holy Spirit. This means that they have God living inside of them for the rest of eternity they are secure in Him they are safe in His arms, and they are forever His children. Even though we are always His once we accept Him, we have a choice each day if we’re going to live by our flesh or live by the Spirit.
Romans 8:5 says, “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” Today we are going to ask His Holy Spirit to fill us up and help us to live by His power.
Thank you for living inside of my heart today I pray that you would allow me to fully embrace all of who you are God thank you that you have not given me a spirit of fear but a spirit of love and power and of a sound mind. I pray that by your strength I would choose to live by your fruit and not my own personal sinful nature.
Help me to not look through the eyes of my own perspective in the world and in every mundane moment. Help me instead to see you in the midst of my family, in my friendships, in my work, and in my community. I pray that you would give me grace to love well and speak truth: to by quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.
I pray for the interactions with those who I do not know today, that they would see something different within me, that they would be drawn to you and that I could share boldly the gospel of hope that I have through Jesus. Guide me in the detours of life help me to see these as opportunities presented by you and to cling to you through prayer by constantly looking to you for wisdom in what to say and how to live and respond to those around me in this world.
I confess that I am a sinner in need of you Jesus. God, would you show up by your Spirit today to enable me not to live in defeat, but to live and walk in the victory that I already have in you. Remind me that I am a child of you refresh my heart as I seek to follow you as a broken sinner in need of your grace and mercy this morning and every day. Please forgive me where I have already failed you, help me not to allow the enemy to prevent me from being filled by your spirit today I pray that I will continually come back and return to you through your help even when I stumble and fall.
Give me wisdom and discernment to differentiate between right and wrong decisions. Help me to have clarity as I look to you in the big moments and in the small details of life. Show me your ways, teach me your paths, and guide me in your truths. You have never once led me astray; you have never failed me. Please provide help and security in the fact that you are my firm foundation.
Holy Spirit, reveal more of who you are to my heart and to my mind. Open my mind that I may comprehend your Scriptures, show me new things that I’ve never noticed before about Yourself and Your Word. I praise you for the relationship that we have together with intimacy, openness, and the reality that you, the God over all, lives inside of me, a simple vessel, in yet you have called me your own child and adopted me into your family. You have given me the name bride of Christ as a part of your Church, and I am yours forever. Thank you for coming to me, even in my sin and my weakness today, I surrender myself to you and your will. I give you glory, honor and power. Amen.
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Emma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com
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