Tag Archive for Spirit of Christ

I Need the Mind of Christ

Father, what I need most right now,
this moment,
is the mind and Spirit of Christ.
Facing this day,
these concerns, and
all the needy people around me,
I need the mind and Spirit of Christ.
Nothing less than Him will
make me who I need to be.

Father, I bow and
ask and
depend completely on You.
Help me think and
speak and
respond like Him.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: When I Speak
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What Do You Wish?

The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, “Ask what you wish Me to give you.” (1 Kings 3:5, NASB)

Father, if you were to ask me this,
how would I respond?
What would I wish for?

Father, You are eternal.
You are all-wise and
You are all joy.
You are all truth.
You are harmony,
perfection, and

Father, I want to please You.
That is my wish.
I want to please You in my thinking and
please You in my doing.
I want to please You in my daily activity and
please You in the deepest desires of my heart.
I want to please You in my working and
please You in my waiting.
I want to please You in my praying and
please You in all my unguarded moments.

I want to please You
as Your Son pleased You.
Father, give me
His mind,
His heart,
His faith,
His peace in You.
That is what I ask.
I ask for the Holy Spirit of Your Son Jesus.

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” (Luke 11:13, NASB)

Listen and sing:
Hymn: O Father, Give Us Jesus Christ
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Following the Father

from the book, ONE WITH OUR FATHER 

John 8:12; Luke 4

“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12, NASB)

Father, I say I want to follow You,
but how easily I am distracted by my own desires.
If I get my eyes off You,
I begin following my agenda,
not Yours.

Because Jesus maintained
His close and constant relationship with You,
He followed You into the harsh wilderness,
conquered temptation, and
was empowered by Your Spirit (Luke 4:1-14).

He obediently spoke the unpopular truth in His hometown (Luke 4:14-30).

He confronted a demon in Capernaum and banished him (Luke 4:31-35).

He spoke with Your authority and wielded Your power over evil (Luke 4:36-37).

He healed all the sick brought to Him (Luke 4:38-41).

Though His schedule was demanding, He rose early to pray (Luke 4:42).

He knew when to ignore popular pressure and move on (Luke 4:42-44).

Father, that’s what I need:
Your enabling for my weakness;
Your wisdom for my ignorance.
Father, give me the Spirit of Christ!

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Spirit, Come
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