Oh God, You placed upon Christ the Holy Spirit without measure. I am not presumptuous to ask that I now be so like Christ; for this You have reserved a Day. I do ask that this very hour every truth You have shown me about the power of the Holy Spirit would be granted me. Let me live for your purpose with a loyal heart; grant me power over temptation, taking every thought captive, treating every temptation as an opportunity to worship You and to rejoice with You for Your excellent provision, which by faith I now receive as an accomplished fact rather than a future event. Let me trust in Your promises to produce the fruits of righteousness pertaining to Your will; help me remember when attempting to serve that I can do nothing apart from You; nevertheless, it is Your will that I produce the fruit that remains; therefore let every endeavor be saturated in prayer and trust for the increase that only You can and will provide. Grant me the fearlessness that takes no thought of slights or wrongs or trying, vexing circumstance, viewing all such as necessary injuries to my bloated self love and pride. Lord, when I fail, and no matter how far I fall, grant me that galling, daring, thrilling faith that hopes for what I do not deserve, so that as I am rescued from every dilemma, I will abound in the grace that not only delivers but wholly delivers.
Grant these powers to me, oh Lord, though I do not deserve them, because such is Your promise to those who ask. Grant these unearned graces, though they are mere reflections of Your own dear Presence and Glory, for You are not a principle but the Person of persons, the author of intimacy. Thus it is You I seek, not merely the graces, but the peace derived by Your acceptance, the warmth of Your love and even humor, and the passion of Your driving interests. Yes, I receive all that You are able to reveal in me without my ruin. Grant it oh Lord, most precious and beloved, most Holy and fearsome, most gentle and kind, and so I will, and so I must, adore You forever! Praise the Lord!