“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Galatians 5:16-17a; Galatians 5:22-23,25

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Live by the Spirit, I say,

and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.

For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit,

and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh…

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– Galatians 5:16-17a (NRSV)

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The fruit of the Spirit is

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity,

faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control.

If we live by the Spirit,

let us also be guided by the Spirit.

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– Galatians 5:22-23,25 (NRSV)

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PRAYER…

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My Lord, my God, my Creator,

thank You for the freedom You give me,

thank You for letting me choose.

I have decided, Lord,

and I have chosen to live by Your Spirit.

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Come, Holy Spirit,

strengthen me against my self-indulgent nature,

fortify my resolve to overcome my weaknesses,

and make me a source of Christian love and service to others.

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Come, Holy Spirit,

and fill me with Your fruit.

Fill me with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity,

faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control.

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Come, Holy Spirit!

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QUOTE…

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"Through the Holy Spirit we are restored to paradise,

led back to the Kingdom of heaven, and adopted as children,

given confidence to call God "Father" and to share in Christ’s grace,

called children of light and given a share in eternal glory.”

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– St. Basil

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SHORT PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Come, Holy Spirit, come!

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