Day 3 – June 1
The Speakers discern the message from the Throne of God, and prepare the concepts to challenge participants to be “World Changers”.
Psalm 119:169-176 – The Message
“Let my cry come right into your presence, God; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. Give my request your personal attention, rescue me on the terms of your promise. Let praise cascade off my lips; after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life! And let your promises ring from my tongue; every order you’ve given is right. Put your hand out and steady me since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. I’m homesick, God, for your salvation; I love it when you show yourself! Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. And should I wander off like a lost sheep – seek me! I’ll recognize the sound of your voice.”
We lift the names of the speakers and worship leaders to the Throne of God in Heaven as they prepare the message for the 2013 Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference: Bishop Mike Coyner; Tendekai Kuture, director of music and choir director of the Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe; James Salley the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for Africa University; the choir from the Africa University, Rob & Susan Fuquay, Senior Pastor and spouse of St. Luke’s UMC in Indianapolis; Mark Beeson, founding pastor of Granger Community UMC; and Cindy Reynolds incoming Executive Assistant to Bishop Coyner. May they humble their hearts, fine-tune their ears, and obey the leading of the Holy Spirit as they are inspired to boldly proclaim the message from God. Allow the participants to present their hearts to be humble before the Throne of God, bring the glory of God into the Convention Center, purify their minds, and receive the message to rapidly engage in “World Changing” actions. Empower the Holy Spirit to anoint and inspire. Let their bodies remain healthy and protected from danger. Encourage peace, favor, and respect within their families and at work.
Prayer: God of Divine Wisdom, we ask to come into your glory to absorb wisdom, discernment, and love from your glory. We pray for the speakers and worship leaders to be hearers and proclaimers of your voice. Please speak boldly through the leaders to declare your direction for the Indiana United Methodist Church and to anoint people to be “World Changers” throughout the state. We ask that the ripple effect of the glory of God will cover and permeate Indiana so revival breaks out in the North, South, East, and West. We are calling the people in the Indiana United Methodist Church to a higher standard of accountability.
We ask for the fire of the Holy Spirit to burn out demonic and religious spirits which prevent the spread of the message of Jesus Christ. Confuse and destroy any plans of the “enemy” to disrupt the functioning of the 2013 Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference and cause them to stray from the Gospel teachings. No longer will people be content to sit idly in pews, use excuses to do nothing, or prevent growth in their churches. Jesus, we ask you to massage the hearts of participants to prepare them for greater service. May the worship music reach the souls to heal, restore, and inspire people to ascend to a higher level of worship and service. Holy Spirit, please orchestrate the events to be in order to achieve the godly purpose of this event which is to fix our attention on God to change people from the inside out. We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Friend. Amen.