Fill Me Up So I Can Go

Heavenly Father I praise You for people who are in the profession of medicine and chiropractors who help our bodies to heal.  I praise You for the doctors and nurses who You have given intelligence to so that they can learn the craft of helping people get well.  I praise You for those You have guided that give sound counsel to help us heal in our minds and hearts. 

Holy Spirit, Your word says that Christ is the living bread and the living water.  He told the woman at the well, “Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.”  I desire to continue to drink in Your Spirit so that I never thirst again.  I desire to read and devour the bread of life in Your word so that I am fulfilled with Your Spirit and Your wisdom.  Let me consume what I am in need of so that I can apply Your wisdom each day in my life.  Help the source deep within me to be a spring of joy and love instead of anger and hatred. 

Holy Spirit teach me to speak with temperance so that I speak what You prompt me to say.  Teach me to listen with a hearing ear that can focus and comprehend so that I do not offend. Help me to demonstrate patience and not over react every time someone offends me, challenges me, or attacks me.  Let me worry more about Your reputation than mine.  Help me to become skilled in my meditation of Your word so that I can wring every drop of wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment out of it and then use it to fuel my actions and my witness.

Holy Spirit help me to work out my own salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the One working on me, both to will and to do His good pleasure.  Teach me to do everything without complaining or arguing, so that I may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which I will shine like stars in the universe.  I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.  Not that I have already obtained  all this [the resurrection from the dead v.11], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers [and sisters], I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 2:12&13; Philippians 2:14&15; Philippians 3:10&11; Philippians 3:12,13&14]

In the name of Jesus our Savior, Amen.