MORE Fire Starters for Lukewarm Hearts
by Brenda Kuseski
(Continuing last week’s focus) Revival reveals the manifest presence of God—this week, pray these promises from the Bible; ask Him for
1. The Fire of His Holy Spirit—Luke 11:13 “...how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Father, the Holy Spirit is your special gift to the Church; I receive this gift fully today for myself and for those in my sphere of influence.
2. The Fire of His Empowerment—Luke 24:49 “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay…until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Father, today I receive the new clothes of Your Holy Spirit power. May they draw attention to You all day long.”
3. The Fire of Hope—Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace…so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Father, flood my soul with such supernatural hope that it sloshes around, brims over, and affects all those around me.
4. The Fire of Repentance—Acts 3:19 “Repent then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Father, I receive the gift of repentance. May it do its work in me and in those around me so that You can rid us of our sin, and send a season of Holy Spirit refreshment to us.
5. The Fire of His Fellowship—Rev. 3:20 “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Jesus, I genuinely long for Your living-room presence. I throw open wide all the doors of my life to You. Please come in and make my home Your home.
6. The Fire of the Knowledge of His Glory—Hab. 2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Father, your glory does cover the earth, but I want to see the knowledge of the glory of the Lord everywhere. I don’t want Your presence to go unnoticed by anyone.
7. The Fire of a Vital Prayer Life—Rom. 8:26 “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Father, You know the impotence of my prayer life. Your Word promises that the Spirit will pray for me and in me, so that Your prayer life becomes my prayer life. I trust you to keep that promise whenever I pray.
—Fred Hartley III, Prayer on Fire