Lord Jesus, I thank you that you have sent the Counselor, the Helper, the Spirit of truth, to ______________________ and me from the Father. We would love to see you still among us in your resurrection body, but we know that it was good for us that you returned to the Father because it enabled you to send the Spirit to us. You said that when he came, he would testify about you, and so I pray that he will continue to testify about you to my family, my friends, and my neighbors. I pray that you will give us opportunity to also testify about you. I pray that we will accept the sobering truth that as we testify about you, we may encounter fierce opposition, and even face exclusion from groups and places where we felt we belonged. May we remember this warning from you so that we may not go astray and be led into the sin of rejecting you should this happen. We know that even now there are those in the world who think they are offering a service to God by killing those who are known by your name. Even though they may claim to know God, this only reveals that they do not know the Father or you. I pray that as we testify about you to the people around us who do not know you – whether family members, friends, neighbors, or colleagues – that your Spirit will convict them in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. I ask you, Holy Spirit, to convict them of the sin of not believing in Jesus. Even though they cannot see Jesus because he has gone to the Father, I ask you to convict them in regard to righteousness by creating in them a hunger and thirst for the righteousness that can only be satisfied through faith in Christ. And I ask you to convict them in regard to judgment. May they come to understand that Satan, the prince and ruler of this world, now stands condemned and that if they do not flee for refuge to Christ, they will come under the same sentence of judgment that will one day fall upon him. I thank you, Holy Spirit, Spirit of truth, for guiding the apostles who wrote the New Testament into all truth. I affirm that you did not speak on your own, from yourself, but spoke to Christ’s apostles only what you heard from Christ. You told them of what was yet to come. You brought glory to Jesus by taking what is his and making it known to them so that they in turn could make it known to us. I affirm that all that belongs to the Father belongs to Christ, so that what you took from Christ to make known to his apostles comes ultimately from the Father himself. I ask that you will continue to take what is Christ’s and make it known to us. I know that there may be things that now are more than we can bear. But I pray that when the right time comes, you will guide us into all truth. Please continue to speak to our souls and spirits what you hear from Christ. May you bring glory to Christ in our lives by taking what is his and making it known to us. This I pray in the name of Jesus, amen.