Inspired by The Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell
I apologize as I realized there were a few grammatical mishaps on my part. I could blame the auto correct on my mobile device, but I won't...thank you so much for understanding. :)
"Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven. If you refuse to forgive them, they are not forgiven."
- John 20:23, NLT -
Do you want to pray a prayer that will change EVERYTHING in your life?
The prayer I speak of could be considered ugly, yet it revealed and continues to reveal the face of God's beauty.
I'm not talking about the prayer known as "The Lord's Prayer" - although that is part of it. Nor am I referring to the prayer during the grueling moments before His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. Perhaps the greatest prayer declared by Jesus while tortuously hanging upon that splintered cross on Calvary was the following prayer, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."
This prayer we refer to as Jesus' words were meant to be echoed by us not just admired. I wonder - is this the prayer that moved heaven to shake the earth and hell? Is this the prayer that caused the violent rip of the veil that once separated God from man?
I sit here - paused by Kingdom Love that moves to forgive like that! My spirit shakes within me -
to be moved by Him instead of being moved by those who are opposed to Him!!!
I believe this just might be the prayer that changes EVERYTHING - it changes EVERYTHING - because it changes us to be more like Him and less like us.