Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Saturday 6th June

‘The Gift of the Spirit’

Daily Reflection for Saturday

Play video to hear Rev John’s introduction

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

Hymn StF 400: Wind of God, dynamic Spirit

Wind of God, dynamic Spirit,
breathe upon our hearts today;
that we may your power inherit
hear us, Spirit, as we pray:
fill the vacuum that enslaves us —
emptiness of heart and soul;
and, through Jesus Christ who saves us,
give us life and make us whole.

Voice of God, prophetic Spirit,
speak to every heart today
to encourage or prohibit
urging action or delay:
clear the vagueness which impedes us —
come, enlighten mind and soul;
and, through Jesus Christ who leads us,
teach the truth that makes us whole.

Fire of God, volcanic Spirit,
burn within our hearts today;
cleanse our sin — may we exhibit
holiness in every way:
purge the squalidness that shames us,
soils the body, taints the soul;
and through Jesus Christ who claims us,
purify us, make us whole.

Michael Saward (1932–2015)
© Mrs E R Hudson/The Jubilate Group www.jubilate.co.uk Used by permission
Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 882296
Sung by Niamh Prior


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: 139

God’s Complete Knowledge and Care.


Reading: Romans 8:22-27

The Spirit pleads with God for us.


Reflection

Diane Burton


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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