Time to catch up on the sermons. Thanks for your patience. – Lisa <
How do we persevere in faith? How do we finish well? Consider Luke 2:25
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.
Prayer: Rest on Me
Holy Spirit, as you rested on Simeon and Anna, so rest on me.
Keep me expectant and open to your appearing.
Fill my speech with stories of your praise and glory.
Holy Spirit, you reveal salvation to every person. Reveal it again to me.
Shine your light on every motivation, on every hidden thing.
Pierce my soul, so nothing I say or do opposes you.
Holy Spirit, as you guided so many that first Nativity, so guide me.
Continue to point me forward; eyes open, steady and true.
Lead me to a faithful end,
so I may rest in peace forever with you, with others, and with my true self.
I trust and pray in the name of the Promised One, Jesus Christ,
my Savior and Savior of the World. Amen.
I’m excited to now offer mp3’s of my Sunday messages. A huge thank you to Leon and my brothers and sisters at Trinity United Methodist Church, Sarasota for all their help in making this possible. If you’re ever in Sarasota, please drop by for worship Sundays at 9am or 10:30am, or drop by during the week for a chat or small group. You and those you love are always welcome.
sermon © 2016 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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