“While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.”
Insight: The boldness of Stephen and his desire to proclaim the Gospel cost his life. His love for God, however, was also extended to those around him regardless of their actions. The Church continuous to be persecuted but our love for God and His people can never cease. It is the trademark of a Jesus person that can only happen with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me not to ever shrink back from proclaiming the Gospel to those who need to know you. Please give me the boldness and the wisdom, and guide me with your Holy Spirit so that your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name, Amen.