CHARISMA DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY 22ND MAY 2020
IF YOU LOVE ME
Scriptural Reading: John 14: 15-18
This month of May is very interesting to me because it offers not just the fish we need but the skill on how to catch the fish. One of the greatest gifts of God to man is the Holy Spirit. Having received the Holy Spirit as a gift doesn't mean he is cheap. That you have paid nothing for a thing does not cheapen it. If we were to pay before the Holy Spirit would come to us, none of us would have afforded the price.
The simple conditions for receiving the Holy Spirit, as we have learnt today are to love Jesus and obey His commandments. It is quite difficult to love someone you know nothing about. But Jesus is willing to make himself known to you. He says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3: 20). Are you willing to open the door now?
Who takes the place of God in my life?
STRATEGIC PRAYER POINTS:
1. Pray and thank the Lord for His love for you
2. Ask for the grace to love the Lord with all your heart
3. Ask God today to fill your heart with the Spirit of love for your neighbours.
4. Pray for the church and her leaders, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria at prayer group, deanery, diocesan, provincial and national levels.
5. Present your private intentions to God
6. Say your daily Prophetic prayer
7. Pray now against the spread of the Corona Virus Pandemic.
8. Say the prayers to St Michael and St Jude
DAILY PROPHETIC PRAYERS
Oh Lord God of power and might we praise and thank you for your goodness and mercy in my life. I acknowledge that you are the only one true God and the Almighty who can do all things, who knows all things and who is everywhere at the same time.
I beseech you, Lord, to show me your mercy and forgiveness, I have sinned against you through my thoughts, words, and actions. Through your sacrificial death on the cross I receive mercy and boldness to approach your throne of grace.
Let the precious blood of Jesus wash me and make me whiter than snow. Heal me oh Lord by your wounds that I may be totally restored.
I receive your Grace to rise above every limitation.
I receive your Grace to move from Glory to Glory. I proclaim my total freedom in the mighty name of Jesus.
I shall testify the goodness of God in the land of the living in the most powerful name of Jesus.
I shall not die but live to declare the goodness of God I shall not be put to shame for the Lord is by my side. I shall glorify the Lord all the days of my life.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AGAINST THE FORCES BEHIND COVID - 19.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebukes him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
WE PRAY WITH ST JUDE THE PATRON OF DIFFICULT CASES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS
O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things almost despaired of.
Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.
Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly...
(insert your prayer request here, especially the menace of COVID - 19 Pandemic)
...and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen.