Day 9: Praying for the Holy Spirit to Fill Schools
God is big. We are little. He loves us with jealous affection. He delights in us. He patiently waits for us to search Him out and run to His open arms. He honours our free will. He reveals news facets of His nature and heart to those who search Him out. There's so much more of Him to experience. He is our very great reward. What are we waiting for? We need to submit to His Lordship everywhere we go.
He loves to reveal Himself to those who seek Him. We need Him. We need the Holy Spirit to break through the dams of hardened hearts. We need to follow the Spirit and teachings of Jesus Christ. Imagine if schools were united, awakened, and empowered by the Spirit of the Living God! Let's ask the Father for this.
"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy." Acts 2:17-18
"And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. . . If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" Luke 11:9-10, 13
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." Matthew 5:6
Cry out to God today. Ask Him for more of His presence in your home, marriage, and parenting. Write down anything He shows you and spend time asking for grace to experience Him. Ask Him to help you see Him rightly. Repent for any proud or self-promoting lens you've been seeing Him through.
Ask for the Spirit of prophecy, ask for the gift of prophecy. Ask for ears to hear what the Spirit is saying and eyes to see what the Spirit is doing. Fix your eyes on Jesus. Meditate on God's promises to meet every need of yours when you seek first His Kingdom and righteousness.
Ask Him to awaken school leaders and students to His presence. Ask God to clear away the fog of passivity and lethargy so that we can see Him clearly. Ask Him to pour out His Spirit into schools in this land. Ask the Holy Spirit to convict hearts of sin.
Ask Him to have mercy on educational leaders. Plead the blood of Jesus over the education system in this land. Declare the Name of Jesus over schools in this land. Call forth restoration, truth, and life over teachers and students and the curriculum. Ask for the release of boldness among students to start prayer groups in schools.
Pray with expectation. Believe the Lord will shift hearts of educational leaders in this land for the glory of Jesus.
Father of Glory, I ask that you would release your Spirit of Truth , Wisdom, and Revelation so the education system in this land will be reformed for the glory of Jesus Christ. Cause your Word to go forth on the lips of educational leaders, teachers, students, and all school personnel in every school in this region. Increase our faith Lord!