“Dear Heavenly Father,
I seek more of your face, not just your hand and what you can do for me. I want to be partners with you, but the pull and temptation to sin feels to great for me to bear. I know you said in your word that you would not give me anything I could not handle, but Lord you have given me the power of YOU. I know with your help, I can handle anything. For you are on my side.
I want to be able to live with power and victory. The darkness and temptation around me feels like a battle that I am too weak to win.
I wish to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit, as I know that this will immerse my soul, spirit and body with the power of your Holy Spirit. This will open my eyes and give me the spiritual vision I need to make the choices that are healthy for me and my family.
I realize that this will be a partnership and that by engaging in sinful activity that will grieve the Holy Spirit is like taking a knife to my own flesh. The pain that I cause the Holy Spirit will hurt my spirit as well. I know that this will help keep me in line and be the very thing that will help temper my desires and temptations to go down the wrong path.
In the name of Jesus, I ask that in the spirit, you immerse my body, soul, spirit, mind with the power of your Holy Spirit. I realize that I will be empowered to receive the gifts and fruit of the spirit when I do this—I may prophecy, speak in tongues (an unknown heavenly language), I may feel compelled to teach others, edify, or have the power to heal (because of the Christ living in me, not through my own power).
Lord, I know whatever gift of the spirit you impart on me, nothing is more important than the development of the fruit of the spirit. This means I will display love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, temperance, meekness, kindness and faith. These character qualities come from the hard work of giving up the choices that I would naturally make in the flesh, and following the call of the Holy Spirit’s desire for me to do the right thing in every circumstance.
Empower me with supernatural wisdom to reach for your Word to guide me and my life. Bind those demonic spirits that are making me feel hopeless. I can change, because with God anything is possible.
In Jesus’ precious name, cover me and my mind, my spirit and soul with the blood of Jesus and separate me for something better in this life. Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan