Would you have waited?

Holy SpiritThe last words of Jesus to his men, on Ascension day before he disappeared out of their sight, was WAIT and PRAY. They weren’t to attempt anything for him till they were baptised in the Holy Spirit. Not a thing! Wait, pray, wait … pray…….wait……….pray………wait………… pray……….. how long Lord???

I’ve been challenged to adopt the practise of the Catholic NOVENA during the nine days between Ascension (Friday 15th May) and Pentecost (Sunday 24th May). The  ‘Novena’  mirrors the prayers of the first disciples as they obeyed the command of our Lord Jesus to  wait, ‘tarry’, and pray  for the Holy Spirit.

I’ve committed myself to follow the Novena (Latin for nine) and together focus prayer for a move of the Holy spirit on these key groups : young people, women, men, the marginalised, care homes, mental health issues, and for all our church leaders and our ‘dry’ churches.  I’ve produced a guide  to use over the nine days to share with others feeling the same way – we desperately need a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit today  – not the shallow false hyped up thing that is passed off in so many churches as ‘God is at work’.

If you have a similar desire please get back to me and I’ll email it to you so we are all on the same page in asking God to pour His Holy Spirit out in renewing touches on us, believing there  is great power when Gods people in a community agree in prayer.
 
Could  you wait and pray , and wait, and pray …..wait……..pray……..for nine days?
Can you do it? Its so good Peter and James and John and Nathaniel and Matthew and ………….did

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One thought on “Would you have waited?

  1. Eric Rowley says:

    Dear Les, In response: – “I’ve committed myself to follow the Novena (Latin for nine) and together focus prayer for a move of the Holy spirit on these key groups : young people, women, men, the marginalised, care homes, mental health issues, and for all our church leaders and our ‘dry’ churches. I’ve produced a guide to use over the nine days to share with others feeling the same way – we desperately need a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit today – not the shallow false hyped up thing that is passed off in so many churches as ‘God is at work’.”

    I would appreciate a copy of your “Novena Prayer Guide” please?

    Shalom from Eric Rowley 12 Pightle Way CO14 8UJ

    Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments, SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. Painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD.

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