(Day 11 of the Fasting and Prayer Programme)
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21
We need the power of Pentecost today more than ever. When the first Pentecost occurred, normal people were “clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49), and they began to heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons. Today we invite the Holy Spirit to equip us for the battles ahead. We ask Him to transform us so that at the end of our fasting, we might be able to become more like Jesus. We need to be empowered to reign.
With our ongoing 21 days fasting and prayer, I believe we are on the verge of a new season of spiritual awakening. One breath of the Holy Spirit can bring life to dry bones! Lord, send the refreshing wind of Your presence into my life and unleash the miraculous into our lives in the name of Jesus.
The original outpouring at Pentecost triggered a wave of repentance that resulted in 3,000 conversions. This level of raw conviction would not have been as a result of eloquent sermons, staged events or programmes. Only the Holy Spirit could have achieved such a feat. Many of us today are feeble and powerless, discouraged, tired and spiritually down. I pray for you: “O Lord send Your flame of cleansing and strength on every user of DSD, especially those reluctant, timid and fearful. Fill us dear Lord with your Spirit so that we can step into the fullness and power that we desire in the name of Jesus. Grant us Lord, Spirit-inspired confidence. When the winds of Pentecost blew the first time, the disciples never remained the same again. Let that same wind of Pentecost blow again today upon me and all those partaking in this ongoing fasting in Jesus name. Empower us with power and strength to sustain our thirst for righteousness. When the first disciples were touched by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, they declared “the mighty deeds of God” (Acts 2:11, NASB) to every racial and ethnic group that had gathered in Jerusalem. Our societies are in desperate crises. Families are disintegrating, morality has eroded us, perversion is celebrated, and our culture is becoming hostile to biblical faith. Unless the Lord answers with His Holy Fire from heaven, we are sunk. Lord we need Pentecost today. Send down your Fire again into my life, revive me again O Lord.
Child of God, the power that transformed Peter and the other disciples is available to you today. Christ promised this power, and you can have it in your life as well! Are you ready for Pentecost?
MASS: GREEN/WHITE 1 Sam 9: 1-4. 17-19; 10: 1a; Ps 21: 2-3. 4-5. 6-7 (R.2a); Accl: Lk. 4:18; Mk 2: 13-17 BVM/ HILARY, BP, DR
1. Father, purge me of my sins, cleans and refine me. (Pray this prayer sincerely)
2. Pray that dreams, visions, and revelations be revived in your life.
3. Pray that the flame of the Spirit will descend upon all partakers of the ongoing 21 days fasting.
4. Holy Spirit, release, consume, renew and saturate my life with Your fire
Exercise: Take the Pentecost Prayers at midnight today.
Meditation: Judges 3:10-14.