Oh Lord, I pray that You will help each one of us understand the importance of baptism, the same way the earlier church already did. Even the importance of receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit after baptism has been performed. I believe it when You said, Jesus, that we need to be born again of the Spirit, in order to enter the kingdom of God. What You say means more to me than anything else in this world. It is more important than gold. I am richer than anyone else when Your wisdom is in my life and I am being led by the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, I am nothing without You, God. Truly, it is my desire to be in Your presence and not let the influences of the world take hold of my life. That is why I rely wholeheartedly upon the gift of the Holy Spirit. People say that nothing happens in baptism, but as Your Word speaks, this is when we die to our old self and are raised up in newness of life in Christ Jesus. Yes, Jesus, we rise up from the influences from the evil world, the day we are baptized. Then, because the Holy Spirit is confirmed upon us through prayer, we have a guide that cannot lead us astray. Our conscience can only do so much, but can not lead us from temptation. It can help us to know what is right and wrong, but the Holy Spirit can do much more for us. Surely, with the giftings of the Holy Spirit, we can do the work of the church on earth. And as Your hands and feet, I will do as You say, my Lord. Lead me all the days of my life. I love You, Jesus. I worship You, God. Amen.
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