Prayer for Conviction


By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty and Compassionate Father,

The Bible says that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to become witnesses to our neighbors, the region, and the whole world (Acts 1:8). Convict us, Lord, that our witness reaches all in need.

The Bible says that Saul approved of Stephen’s execution and afterwards a great persecution arose (Acts 8:1). And that many churches were founded as the disciples were scattered by the Holy Spirit (Acts 11:19). And even the grand persecutor himself, Saul of Tarsus, was himself transformed into an evangelist who we know as Paul (Acts 9:5). Convict us, Lord, that our witness reaches all in need.

Grant us the mind of Christ that we might focus on your priorities, not our own. Transform our hearts that we might feel the things that you feel, not feelings of our own. That on the Day of Judgment, we will be judged according to Christ’s righteousness, not our own. In the power of your Holy Spirit, give us eyes that see and ears that hear and feet that obey. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer of Conviction

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