A prayer for HPUMC as we seek to move Beyond our LimitsBY: Jenny Misslin
Each week of the Beyond Campaign we will have an opportunity to pray together as well as read scripture together.
By taking time to pause in our homes, our small groups, and our classes we hope that each person at HPUMC will reflect on how they are a part of the Holy work of God through this congregation.
May we be a church that loves boldly. May we not limit our goals and our hopes for our church, our city and our world to what we can do, but instead help us believe in what You can do through us.
May we do more than we could have ever imagined with your guidance and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. May we fully accept the grace and the love and the acceptance that you give us so freely.
May we fully give grace and love and acceptance to those in need.
May our focus remain on you as we move into the next 100 years of service and of hope.
May HPUMC shape the world with love and kindness.
May each of us give our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness so that our congregation will continue to be an integral part of helping make people whole in your name.
Weekly Scripture: John 6:5-14 (NRSV)
When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”