The one about candles, the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

This worked well in our Pentecost service last year

Honest about my faith

Candles Holy Spirit Pentecost prayer activityAs a part of our celebration of Pentecost Sunday at Orchard Baptist we finished the service with a prayer response using candles.

People were invited to pray a prayer asking to be filled with the Spirit before writing their name on a tealight and then lighting the candle.

The lighting of our candle symbolized our willingness to receive the Spirit and for him to shine through us. After the activity there was also the opportunity for people who wanted to to be prayed for to receive the Holy Spirit.

One of the best things about this activity was that I didn’t organize it and it is encouraging when we see the gifts of others being used in church rather than just church leaders taking a lead :).

The Holy Spirit is God’s presence in us and as he fills us, his light and presence will illuminate our lives and transform us.


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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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