Day Two: Growing desire

2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:

hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.

3 Give us each day our daily bread.

4 Forgive us our sins,

for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And lead us not into temptation.’”
Luke 11.2-4

Jesus’ teaching on asking for the Holy Spirit is found in the context of the Lord’s prayer and an illustration from a parable. Asking for the filling of the Spirit overflows from a relationship with our Father and a growing desire through prayer for the Father’s glory to be known and his kingdom to be revealed in this world (Luke 11:2).

“If you have something of a desire for these things, and you have noticed that desire increasing over time, this is a result of the Spirit’s work in your life” (Mike Pilavachi, Everyday Supernatural, 32). The sacredness of the Lord’s name “must be confessed by his followers by maintaining holiness in every area of life. We must honor his name in everything we do and proclaim his name everywhere we go”(Grant Osborne, Luke Verse by Verse, 291). Oh, how we need the filling of the Holy Spirit to live this way daily.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to honor your holy name today in all that I say, desire, and do. Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit that I may proclaim your name with my life, everywhere I go. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s sing the song “Here Again” by Elevation Worship (click here).

– CR