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Dear Father, in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you to stir up within me the fullness of Your Holy Spirit. Help me to grow in my relationship with the Third Person of Your Holy Trinity and to live in His power and use His gifts.

Lord Jesus, You promised, “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26). Help me to remember that I don’t know everything, and that this is okay, because the Holy Spirit understands it all. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and His understanding of everything that is happening in my life.

Somehow we’ve been led to believe that praying is always about the words we speak. As you study God’s Word, however, you will discover that it is often our silence that the Lord desires. The prophet Zephaniah wrote, “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God…” (Zephaniah 1:7)

As you pray and God begins to fill you, the abundance leaves no more room for words. Yet in your silence you are in total communication with the Lord. You see, God’s presence calms the soul and stills the activities of the flesh.

“How blessed is the person who finds Wisdom, and the person who gains understanding. For Her profit is better than the profit of silver, and Her gain [finer] than gold. She is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with Her. She is a Tree of Life to those who take hold of Her, and happy are all who hold Her fast.” (Proverbs 3:13-15; 18)

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