Pentecost: ‘Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people and kindle in us the fire of your love.’

Icon of the Pentecost

Icon of the Pentecost (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Friends and Family,

Today we celebrate Pentecost. It is the fiftieth day since our Lord was resurrected and the tenth since he ascended to the right hand of the Father. May we be filled with the Spirit, our Sanctifier and Deifier, so that we can speak the truth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Saviour and Deifier of the World, and come to greater knowledge of our Father.

Tomorrow begins Ordinary Time. Tomorrow we must go out into the world and seek God in the everyday and not simply in his great deeds done throughout salvation history. Read and pray today that you may be prepared for the time to come.

Pentecostal Prayer

‘Blessed are you, creator God,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters
bringing light and life to your creation,
pour out your Spirit on us today
that we may walk as children of light
and by your grace reveal your presence.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.’