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Words from Charles Wesley

Closer and closer let us cleave
To his belov’d embrace;
Expect his fullness to receive,
And grace to answer grace.

From Hymns & Psalms 752

Words from Scripture

“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8


Seek ye first the kingdom of God, Singing the Faith 254

As we begin

To consider alone

  • What are my expectations for this meeting?
  • What might God’s expectations be for this meeting?

To consider together

  • How would it change this meeting if we “expect [God’s] fullness to receive”?
  • Can we each name one thing that we ask for from God for this meeting as we begin?

As we continue

To consider alone

  • What do I need to ask God for personally (eg wisdom, courage, patience, kindness, self-control)? To consider together
  • At this point in the meeting, what do we need to ask God to give to us, show to us or open to us, so that might move forward? Take a few minutes, then ask for this.

As we finish

  • What have we received, found or had opened to us in this meeting?
  • What is our sense of expectation of God’s fullness as we move forward?