Prayer to Invite the Holy Spirit Day 2

God’s promise is being fulfilled in

Acts 2:17 “And in the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out my spirit on all people.”

Peter’s message in Acts 2 is called by some apostolic preaching and is something we could see more of in our generation. This apostolic preaching is based on the boldness that came upon the disciples after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit when they began to preach:

Jesus Fulfilled Old Testament Prophecy

Joel 2:28–32 And it will happen afterward thus: I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your elders will dream dreams; your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on the male slaves and on the female slaves, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 30 And I will ⌊set⌋ wonders in the heavens, and on earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun will be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahweh. 32 And it will happen—everyone who calls on the name of Yahweh will be rescued, because on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be ⌊those who escape⌋, as Yahweh said, and among the survivors whom Yahweh is calling.

Psalm 16:8–11 I have set Yahweh before me always. Because he is at my right hand I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices. Yes, my body will dwell in safety, 10 for you will not abandon my soul to Sheol; you will not give your faithful one to see the grave. 11 You will make known to me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. At your right hand are pleasures forever.

Jesus the Only Savior

Acts 2:23–24 this man, delivered up by the determined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed by nailing to a cross through the hand of lawless men. 24 God raised ⌊him⌋ up, having brought to an end the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

Jesus the Risen Lord

Acts 2:29–32 “Men and brothers, it is possible to speak with confidence to you about the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us until this day. 30 Therefore, because he* was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat ⌊one of his descendants⌋ on his throne, 31 by* having foreseen this,* he spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he abandoned in Hades nor did his flesh experience decay. 32 This Jesus God raised up, of which we all are witnesses.

Jesus the Final Authority

Acts 2:33 Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of God and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he has poured out this that you see and hear.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt, that God has made him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified!”

Jesus is the Standard of Righteousness and Holiness

Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Promised the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:38b–39 “and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all those who are far away, as many as the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Jesus is Confirmed by Signs and Wonders

Acts 2:22 “Israelite men, listen to these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know—

The Church is Those That Believe Jesus

Acts 2:41 So those who accepted his message were baptized, and on that day about three thousand souls were added.

Those that believed are described in Acts 2:42-47.

Acts 2:42 And they were devoting themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayers.

The Word Guiding Prayer for the Day

Acts 2:11 (KJV 1900) Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Acts 2:17 ‘And it will be in the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt, that God has made him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified!”

Colossians 1:28 whom we proclaim, by admonishing every person and teaching every person with all wisdom, in order that we may present every person mature in Christ,

The Needs

Supplicate

Request that the Father to send laborers into your community to extol the wonders of God. Name places, neighborhoods, organizations. Go there and pray there or prayer walk the area.
Acts 2:11

Petition

Ask that Jesus be lifted up in your pastor’s message and your church’s praise and worship time.
Colossians 1:28

Claim

Claim and expect apostolic results of repentance and water baptisms.
Acts 2:37-38

Name people and ask the Father to draw them in.

John 6:44 No one is able to come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.

Envision

Expect and look for God to multiply small groups within your church that will fellowship, study the Bible, and pray.
Acts 2:42

Expect signs and wonders and welcome them.
Acts 2:43

Ask God to heal and restore troubled home relationships.
Acts 2:46

Invite

Invite the Holy Spirit to add to your number daily those who are being saved.
Acts 2:47, 4:4, 5:14, 9:42, 11:21

Answers

Expect God to answer. Write down perceptions, insights as you are praying. Give thanks as God does answer.

Luke 9:43a And they were all astounded at the impressiveness of God.

Day 2 Reading

  • Acts 2:1-47

References

  • 1. Teykl, T. (Dr.). (1997), Acts 29: 50 Days to Invite the Holy Spirit. Prayer Point Pr. https://www.amazon.com/Acts-29-Days-Invite-Spirit/dp/1578920450/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ref_=nav_signin&&linkCode=ll1&tag=prayny-20&linkId=f53533b082e7ab3aa9a206bf08fd85db&language=en_US