The Gift #4 : Defence

Speak out what you see (mosaic)
Mosaic, Cape Town, South Africa (photo: Irene Bom)

The Gift booklet
12-part series of readings and
prayer poems on the Holy Spirit


Luke 12:11-12 (NIV)
Jesus said: ‘When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.’



I’ve never been arrested,
but there have been times aplenty
I was forced
to take a stand.
Teach me, Holy Spirit,
to trust that
when trials come
you will give me
words that protect and reflect
the new life taking root in me.
Holy Spirit, be my defence.

by Irene Bom

Related Scriptures
Mark 13:11

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