Play Itunes Track ‘Daydream’ by Nitin Sawhney
I invite you to sit as comfortably as you can. Just relax as bring yourself before God this morning.
Lord we open the door and invite your Holy Spirit in.
I invite you to become aware of your feet, imagine them as roots of a tree. Place both of your feet firmly on the floor. Picture them tunneling deep into the earth, searching out water and nutrients.
Lord we desire to plant ourselves firmly in your love. We ask that our roots grow deep down into Your love, that your love draws up into us, filling us.
Like ripples in the water, may this love flow out of us extending to all beings. Beginning with those closest to us, out to friends, aquaintences, neighbours, strangers, those we find hard to love and to all creation.
Read Ephesians 3:14-21
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. (NLT)
—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! (The Message)