“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
Lord, my God—
The Giver of every good and perfect gift,
You are the One who has saved me
through the sinless life, sacrificial death on the Cross,
and victorious resurrection of Jesus Your Son.
The fruit of Your Spirit in my character
and the gifts of Your Spirit in my ministry
are all Your great and gracious work in me
and not from myself.
I come to You, the Only Awesome One,
the God who is holy and an all-consuming fire,
asking You to rekindle both my heart of love for You
and the ministry calling and gifts I received in You.
Renew me, Lord, that, with my heart set ablaze
and my life set on fire for You,
I might enjoy You and serve You,
set like a shining light in a dark day and time.
When my spirit fails and I grow weak
restore in me Your Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline in me,
all for the glory of Your Holy Name,
O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.