This week the prayers are written by Charlotte Adjepong, and are on ‘Walking by the Spirit.’
23 August – Lord Jesus, thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We want to live and walk in the Holy Spirit. Open our ears so we can hear Your call, open our minds so we can understand Your word and will. Fill us with the desire to walk down the path of righteousness and godliness, guiding us by Your Spirit and word as we do so.
Galatians 5:25 says, ‘If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.’ Help us to walk in the Spirit every day. Help us to resist the desires of the flesh that will pull us down; give us the strength and grace to continue to walk in the Spirit as we read or listen to Your word, share fellowship with one another, and worship and serve Your purposes. Bless Telford Elim, in person or online. Amen
24 August – Lord, we come before You today and ask that You will help us to choose to walk by the Spirit. I pray, Lord Jesus, that You will fill us afresh with your Holy Spirit. As we seek to live Spirit-filled lives speaking and singing in the Spirit – we will walk by the Spirit throughout each day.
Lord Jesus, give us fresh insight so that we can see the opportunities to obey the Spirit’s promptings, and live and witness for You. So that we live with an awareness of His presence in our lives sensing Your Spirit’s leading, carrying out His directives.
You call us to be a people who believe, obey and do – living, worshipping, serving and doing that which it lines up with Your living word. We pray that because of the ministry of Telford Elim, in person and online, many will live such lives. And Lord, it may seem uncomfortable or awkward to do, but it’s so important for us to obey You at all times. Teach us how to obey wholeheartedly. Amen
25 August – James 4:8, ‘draw near to God and He will draw near to you.’
Father, as we draw near to You, help us to be obedient. Being obedient is key in walking closer and closer with the Holy Spirit. Being led by Your Spirit leads us to knowing Him intimately – He then leads us down the path You have planned for us.
I pray that we will come more into a place where we are more in tune with the Spirit; as we do so, I know we become less self-focussed and more like Jesus – our lives become more Christ-centred which leads to Joy and Peace, and it’s more refreshing.
Lord Jesus, thank You, as You promised, ‘My yoke is easy and My burden is light.’ I pray that many will learn how to become yoked with You in their discipleship journey. I pray for Your Spirit and word’s help – Your power and grace works through us so we no longer have to rely on our own power, strength and ingenuity. I pray for many new, unchurched men and women, young adults, young people and children to live such lives because of the ministry of our church, in person and online, because they have been saved and are now following You. Amen
26 August – Lord Jesus, as we submit and to learn to walk with Your Holy Spirit leading us day by day – our lives produce the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Lord Jesus, we will never experience these fruit in our own strength, or through our own attempts to live a fulfilled, fruitful life – it is only by You, the Spirit and Your word that we will have the beauty of Your life living through us, life to its fullness.
We pray that because of the ministry of Telford Elim, in person and online, many will be inspired and learn how to surrender and submit to You, Your will and purposes, and start producing the fruit of the Spirit through their lives. Empower us by Your Spirit. Amen
27 August – Lord Jesus, as we spend consistent time with You, by the Spirit’s help and presence – He will highlight areas in our hearts and minds that need to be changed or adapted. I pray that because of the ministry of Your Spirit and word through Telford Elim, in person and online, many will be led into new life and new, godly ways of living.
As a result of this ministry – I declare that there will be those who will testify in our church that: they now love their spouses better – have stopped watching too much television – believe what Your word says about how much You love them – know that they are now the apple of Your eye – and that beauty has come from their ashes.
Father, as we surrender these areas to Christ and obey what the Spirit says through Your word – we will see and feel the amazing transformation in our lives and in those we minister to. When temptation comes in our everyday life – help us to call upon You, seek the Spirit’s help and strength, and, in the moment of weakness, allow the mighty Lord Jesus to fight on our behalf.
Empower us by the Spirit enabling us to witness and declare Jesus the Saviour and Lord, and reveal Him to be so through our lives and witness as the Holy Spirit is actively guiding us throughout the day. Amen
28 August – Developing intimacy with the Holy Spirit 1 – Lord Jesus, help us to develop a closer relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Teach us how to rejoice in the Spirit, and recognise that when we have won the trials and temptations we face – the victories are only possible through Your cross. Let us rejoice in the Spirit knowing that it was the Spirit who goes before us enabling us to live in Your victory.
When it comes to making decisions – help us to seek the guidance of the Spirit so that we walk in and live in the Spirit. We pray that, because of Telford Elim in person and online, many will learn God’s desires and how to live in Your light and grace.
Lord Jesus, when we go the right way we feel a peace; and making decisions in the Spirit and with the wisdom of Your word causes a light to shine on our path. As we follow Your light – more glory comes to You and others then glorify You, our lord Jesus Christ, also.
Father, fill us with Your love by the Spirit – help us to develop such deep love for You, our Lord Jesus and the Spirit, so we love others as You love us. You are love, and the more we walk in Your love the stronger our love becomes. As we worship, witness and serve – may many more people find their first love for Your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus, so they can build and develop real intimacy with You by the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen
29 August – Developing intimacy with the Holy Spirit 2 – Lord Jesus, as we continue on today in praying for further development in our intimacy with the Holy Spirit, we declare Ephesians 6:18, ‘Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.’
Lord Jesus, help us to always pray in the Spirit praying with a consciousness of the Spirit’s ability to guide and shape our prayers – praying in faith knowing and believing it will happen. Praying in tongues is a way of building oneself up in the Spirit, especially when situations challenge our faith – inspire and equip us to pray in tongues more.
Father, prayer is communicating – it is talking and listening through communicating with You; as we do so – we are building the deepest level of intimacy with Jesus, and with the Holy Spirit; it is this depth of relationship that helps people mature in the faith and become good ambassadors for Christ.
May many more people be led into such an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus and Your Spirit because of the ministry of Telford Elim, in person and online. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen