Day 1 – May 30
The Holy Spirit will prepare the hearts and minds for the 2013 Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference to accept the challenge to be "World Changers."
“Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me, Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, so sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.”
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
As people make preparations to leave their jobs, families, and communities to attend the Annual Conference, some challenges may arise which may prevent people from attending. We expect miracles of opportunities and financial blessings to enable people to overcome every obstacle.
During this time, some people like to vent their negative problems and challenges, not realizing this disgraces the image of Christ-likeness to others. We want this conference to exemplify a time of praising God in all situations, no matter how big or small. It is our desire that people grow in their maturity in the likeness of Jesus.
Prayer: Oh Lord, as we attend the 2013 Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference, bring your Holy Spirit into every heart as we prepare to take your Spirit into the world so that the changes you need and intend will be spread into our communities. Please help people to control their tongues so the Holy Spirit is not grieved. Show us how to edify, honor, and worship you in extra-ordinary ways. Bring a repentant spirit upon the hearts of people so they are receptive to the calling of God on their lives. Please take our ordinary lives as an offering to honor you. Enlighten us with activities which will embrace and exalt you. We ask you to bring out the best in each person as you bring us to maturity in the image of Jesus Christ. Prepare us to be “World Changers” one day at a time. We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.