Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. "), and the others should reply with the response ("And You shall renew . Used by permission. Skip to main content. . From United Methodist Member's Handbook, Revised by George Koehler (Discipleship Resources, 2006), pp. Grant us the Spirit of Fear Of The Lord that we may be filled with a loving reverence toward You. Traditional Sunday 9:00am Open our hearts to your love for them—may it become our love as well. From United Methodist Member's Handbook. Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Christ Jesus, before ascending into heaven, You promised to send the Holy Spirit to Your apostles and disciples. We sense the Spirit in time alone—perhaps in prayer, in our study of the Scriptures, in reflection on a difficult decision, or in the memory of a loved one. Today’s prayer God of glory, We bless your holy name that is worthy... to be praised, The God of Ebenezer, who has carried us through thus far, The God of Emmanuel, who is with us now and always, The Light of life, you who was made flesh in Jesus Christ, have filled us with the light of your Word. Come Holy Spirit. Grant that the same Spirit may perfect in our lives the work of Your grace and love. The Holy Spirit revealed to him that he would live to see the Promised Christ. Sue Nilson Kibbey stood on the stage of the 2013 Annual Conference in Bismarck, ND, and invited the members of the Dakotas Annual Conference to begin praying for the Holy Spirit to break through in their lives, churches and communities. August 9, 2020 Pastor Jeff Greenway. Somehow the Spirit speaks through the thoughtful and loving interaction of God's people. Contemporary Sunday 10:30am. The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind. Apostles of the Holy Spirit … It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. On this day he came by the Spirit into the Temple where he encountered Jesus along with Mary and Joseph. It was not a chance meeting. The same is true in Greek. Music: tune, OLIVE'S BROW, by William Bradbury, 1853. First United Methodist Church is a welcoming and inclusive community, inspired to grow with and in God. Through these fruits and gifts, the Holy Spirit empowers us for ministry in the world. Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:14. A few weeks later, on the Day of Pentecost, this came to pass: "And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind....All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:2, 4). Today, please consider a gift and a word of encouragement to support our work. all … Come, my Life, and revive me from death. 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