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How often we realize we need more of God in our lives. God is present, of course. But his powerful reality within us is lacking. We may have allowed sins to dominate. Or neglected aligning ourselves with what God wants. Or allowed our relationship with God to grow cold. On the other hand, God may be real to us and we hunger and thirst for more of God. More of his love, his power, his holiness, his nearness, his reality. We need more

As a new day stands before me, I need God’s guidance. To pray “Lord, lead me” is to seek God’s leadership to direct me. It’s saying to the Lord: “I’ll go where you want me to go. I’ll do what you want me to do. I’ll say what you want me to say. Wherever you lead, I’ll follow.” At first this might make you feel apprehensive. You’re asking God to take the reins of your life. But this is what faith is

Recall the circumstances surrounding this book of Acts prayer: “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness” (Acts 4:29). In Acts 1, the church gathered for prayer. In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit came upon the church and Peter addressed the crowd. In Acts 3, Peter and John healed a lame man in Jesus’ name and spoke to the onlookers. In Acts 4, the religious council turned against them: “Don’t talk about Jesus.” The