12 November, 2023
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17
Abba Father, you have designated and bestowed upon us so great a title as children of God, adopted to sonship, co-heirs by faith with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. How great are you, God! Full of kindness and goodness, love and compassion, you have given us the greatest gift of your own Holy Spirit, to renew us everyday and you have freed us from the bondage of sin and death, graciously granting us salvation.
The Holy Spirit counsels, guides and helps us cultivate and imbibe spiritual virtues necessary for our sanctification and our spiritual growth. As members of Christ’s body, living in Christ, we are dead to things of the flesh and alive as the witnesses of our Living God, propagating the good news of his Kingdom of Heaven, which is open for all who, with faith in Jesus and hope in his resurrection live for him and in him, in anticipation of beholding your face.
We are your representatives on earth and each member of the Body of Christ is given their own distinctive gifts and unique ministry. The manifestation of the Spirit in the life of a believer is for the greater glory of your Name and we all have freedom to access the unique and distinctive gifts and spiritual vocations disclosed by the Holy Spirit’s working in our lives. You have chosen for each individual gifts to work out our ministry. Bless us with fervour to attain your plan for us, in Jesus’ Name. Amen