Friday, August 5, 2016

The Holy Spirit's conviction

Father,

My desire is not just for Your return, but to be martyred for Christ.  I had doubts about being martyred.  To my great shame, I was afraid.  What if I became afraid?  Then I was reminded of Peter, who rejected Your Son three times.  Peter was in shame for his fear.  It was so sad that Peter denied Him.  Jesus however, forgave Him.  My prayer is that You would forgive me for my fear as well.  I ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen me and to convict me in times of trouble and fear. I also ask for the wisdom to understand what will happen in the future and for what is going on now.

In Jesus' name,

I thank You,  Amen