Day 9 – June 7
Pray for a fresh anointing of the gifts and fruits from the Holy Spirit on all pastors, staff members, and attendees as the new pastors are ordained and others retire to new adventures.
Acts 1:8 NIRV
8” But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Now is the time to revitalize the anointed resurgence of energy from the New Testament book of Acts where the disciples of Jesus became “World Changers.” The retiring saints of God will encourage and challenge the new pastors to constantly seek the heart of Jesus through prayer and Bible study. Help them grow their faith stronger through accountability mentors. Allow the Holy Spirit to work through the ministers of the Gospel to produce delicious, abundant fruit, pleasing to God. Provide opportunities to share their love of Jesus and win souls into the kingdom of God.
Prayer: We come before the Heavenly Throne of God and enter into your Glory. We bask in your glory, seeking the answers to all that we need. We ask for your glory to come to the Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference and permeate the Convention Center along with the presence of the Holy Spirit. Please freshly anoint all pastors, paid staff, lay members, committee chairpersons, and visitors in memorable ways to make life-changing impressions which will compel and propel them to become “World Changers.”
Lord, please inspire people to be aware of the “fruit” in their lives that are either drawing people to Jesus Christ or driving them away. Please prune the rotten fruit so there is room for the fresh anointing to take root, blossom, and flourish into a bountiful harvest producing souls for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to travel through the Convention Center blowing away the chaff that is preventing change which will stimulate growth and productivity in the churches across Indiana. We pray for the fire of the Holy Spirit to ignite the hearts of people to kneel in repentance of their sins, stand firm in their beliefs, and feel led to be “World Changers” wherever the Lord leads them. Thank you Holy Spirit, we give You honor, praise, and devotion. Amen.