Night 2 – The Gathering 2016

Wonderful 2nd night of the Gathering.  Jeff led us from 1 Peter 1:15-16 and gave us reasons for the pursuit of personal holiness.  The worship team did a fantastic job.  Loved how the worshipers got after it from the first second.

Service Order

  • Scripture Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:16-20
  • Jesus, Son of God – Passion
  • Cornerstone – Tim Neufeld
  • “Longings After God” – Valley of Vision Prayer
  • Sermon – 1 Peter 1:15-16
  • Prayer Time
  • Holy – North Side Worship
  • Christ Be All Around Me – Michael W. Smith

Longings After God

[Each night of the Gathering, one of our team members is reading from The Valley of Vision which is a collection of Puritan prayers.]


I can but tell thee that thou knowest
I long for nothing but thyself,
nothing but holiness,
nothing but union with thy will.
Thou hast given me these desires,
and thou alone canst give me the thing desired.
My soul longs for communion with thee,
for mortification of indwelling corruption,
especially spiritual pride.
How precious it is
to have a tender sense and clear apprehension
of the mystery of godliness,
of true holiness!
What a blessedness to be like thee
as much as it is possible for a creature
to be like its Creator!
Lord, give me more of thy likeness;
Enlarge my soul to contain fullness of holiness;
Engage me to live more for thee.

The rest of the prayer can be read here.