Day 1 of 10 Days to Pentecost Rev. Ron Wooten
Day One – Prayer of Repentance and Preparation
Invite the Holy Spirit to search your heart. Romans 8:27 says, “Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” I Corinthians 2:11 says, “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.”
Dr. Jack Hayford writes in Acts: Kingdom Power, “The first call of the kingdom is to repentance. The implications of biblical repentance are threefold: 1) renunciation and reversal, 2) submission and teachability, and 3) continual shapeability.”1
Repentance is turning away from our sins and turning to God. It is simply saying to the Lord, “I have sinned against you and now I am turning away from my sins and running into your arms of mercy.” Beth Bailey’s prayer of repentance is a guide to use today as you pray:
I humble myself in repentance. I ask You to have mercy upon me according to Your lovingkindness and tender mercies. Blot out my sin, wash me, and cleanse me. I acknowledge that it is against You that I have sinned. Forgive me as I forgive others.
Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. Restore Your presence and the joy of Your salvation as You uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Deliver me from guilt and let Your praise flow out of my brokenness. Cause me to hear joy and gladness as Your salvation brings restoration to my soul. Amen.2
Scriptures to read and study
Revelation 2:1-7; Acts 2:17-39; Matthew 3:1-12; 2 Chronicles 7:12-15; Acts 3:19.