For the Spirit to convict the world of sin. “But I tell you the truth; It is for your own good that I am going away. Unless I go away, The Counsellor, will not come to you. But when I go, I will send Him to you. When He comes, He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgement. (John 16 vs 7 & 8) God’s one desire—- the one object of Jesus being manifested—- is to take away sin. The first work of the Spirit on the world is the conviction of sin. Without that no deep or abiding revival, no powerful conversion can come about. Pray earnestly for a mighty power of conviction of sin wherever the Gospel is preached. ————————-. How to Pray. Stir yourself to take of God’s strength. “For this reason, I remind you you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of hands. (2 Timothy 1 v 6) First, take hold of God’s strength. God is a Spirit. I cannot take hold of Him and hold Him fast, except by the Spirit. Take hold of God’s strength and hold on until it has done for you what He promised. Pray for the Spirits power to convict of sin.