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Two Pentecost Prayers

June 13, 2011

O Thou who camest from above, the pure celestial fire to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love on the mean altar of my heart.
There let it for Thy glory burn with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its Source return in humble prayer and fervent praise. Amen.
                                                                                     
(Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 – source: 1998 Book of Common Praise #624))

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O Spirit of God, mighty river, flow over me, in me, through me.
O Spirit of God, cleanse me, purify the channels of my life.
O Spirit of God, bear me along with your flood of life-giving service.
O Spirit of God, mighty river, bear me down to the ocean, the ocean of thy love.
O Spirit of God, mighty fire, glow in me, burn in me, 
————–until your radiance fills my soul.
O Spirit of God, mighty fire, may your light illuminate my mind.
O Spirit of God, mighty fire, may your heat consume my will until I burn for you.
May the flames of your love ever blaze upon the altar of my heart.

O Spirit of God, mighty river, flow over me, in me, through me.

(Charles Devanesan, “Mighty River, Mighty Fire” (1994) – http://forest-jones.net/2010/07/the-gift-of-presence-2/)

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