SEPTEMBER 9

Hey friend, 

Glad you keep coming back.

I always have two main goals for our time: encourage you and inspire you. I also hope that you can pray these prayers in about 10-15 minutes.

Today, we are continuing to look at Luke 11 and some of Jesus’ additional words about prayer. 

Yesterday, we talked about persistence in prayer. Today, I would like for us to again consider who we are praying to. 

We are praying to our heavenly Father. He wants a fatherly relationship with you, and He wants to bless you. When you see Him this way, you are more likely to pray – not just when you need something, but all throughout the day. 

Jesus made this statement after the illustration of the door-knocker… 

“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people 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 11:11-13 (NLT))

 I always found Jesus’ illustration funny, because my kids have never asked me for a fish. My daughter did ask me for an egg once, but that’s because she thought that all eggs had candy on the inside. Of course, the principle and truth remain. 

Our heavenly Father wants to pour out His Spirit into our lives, and this is a good thing. A very good thing.

I’m wondering if you would join me in one of the most simple, ancient prayers. It goes like this: “Come, Holy Spirit.” 

Go ahead and say it aloud. “Come, Holy Spirit.” 

 Now, let’s make some space for Him to come.

Perhaps today, you could wait in silence, turn on some music, or meditate on God’s goodness. As you feel prompted, pray today out an overflow of the Holy Spirit’s presence. Ask The Holy Spirit to pour out on our church, especially as we prepare for our new Relationship Playbook series kicking off on Sunday – that everyone who hears the messages would be drawn closer to our relational God and what He desires for our relationships.

See you tomorrow! 

Much love to you, 

Pastor Andy


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