As you probably know, next Monday will be the Divine Renovation Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to which around 40 Australians (7 from Wollongong) and many others from around the world will be attending.
Given the wonderful work the Holy Spirit is already doing within our Diocese with Alpha & Parish Renewal, using the Divine Renovation model, I'd like to invite you to enter into 7 days of prayer with me in preparation for this conference.
I invite you to join with me in praying for the Holy Spirit to come with his power and his gifts, not only for those who attend, but indeed for us all and all those working to fulfil Jesus' mission of bringing new life and hope to a broken world.
Prayer as follows:
Holy Spirit, at the first Pentecost you came with power, filling the apostles with courage, zeal and vision, enabling them to go out and make disciples of all nations, no matter the cost.
We ask for a new outpouring, that you again fill us and all our communities with the fire of your love, for the mission of the renewal of your Church and the evangelisation of our world. We ask for a new Pentecost through which we may all receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.