Lord, my prayer word for today is “harness,” which means “to get control of something in order to use it for a particular purpose.”

Give me presence of mind and wisdom to harness your power, by your Holy Spirit, that my Lord Jesus Christ may be evident in me and may be proclaimed to many.

You have put in my possession your presence, your blessing, and your power. Make these effective in me, to do your will, to express your holiness, to speak the word of salvation.

Bridle my mouth, urge me forward, control my every movement, that I might enjoy true freedom and be released for genuine fellowship with you and loving community with your people.

All this, God of mercy and grace, that your glory might be evident among men. Amen.