Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Thursday 4th June

‘The Gift of the Spirit’

Daily Reflection for Thursday

Listen to the hymn tune below and sing along with the lyrics if you wish to.

Hymn StF 388: Let every Christian pray

Let every Christian pray,
This day, and every day,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Was not the Church we love
Commissioned from above?
Come, Holy Spirit, come!

The Spirit brought to birth
The Church of Christ on earth
To seek and save the lost:
God never has withdrawn,
Since that tremendous dawn,
Those gifts at Pentecost.

Always the Spirit strove
To teach her how to love:
Come, Holy Spirit come!
Age after age, anew,
She proved the gospel true:
Come, Holy Spirit, come!

Only the Spirit’s power
Can fit us for this hour:
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Instruct, inspire, unite;
And make us see the light:
Come, Holy Spirit, come!

Fred Pratt Green (1903–2000)
© 1971 Stainer & Bell Ltd 
Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 882296

Venite (Psalm 95)

Come, let us sing to the Lord

The Prayer of the Morning

Blessèd are you, Lord our God…

Psalm of the Day: 146

In Praise of God the Saviour

Reading: John 7:37-39

Streams of Life-Giving Water


Jane Crawford

Te Deum Laudamus

A Song of the Church

Prayers of Intercession

Let us offer our prayer
with all God’s people
through Jesus Christ our Lord
who ever lives to pray for us.

We pray for the needs of the world…
We pray for the Church…
We pray for all in trouble or distress…
We pray for all who make a new beginning today…

(Other petitions may follow.)

  Silent Prayer

God of compassion and mercy,
listen to our prayer.
May what we ask  in Jesus Christ your Son
be done according to his word, who said,

‘Ask, and you will receive,
  Seek, and you will find,
  Knock, and the door will be opened to you.’

To you, merciful God,
Through your Son,
In the life-giving Spirit,
Be glory and praise for ever.  Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

Final Prayer

Lord our God…

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