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We’re Praying for a Fresh Infilling of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost

June 7, 2014

Tomorrow, June 8, is the Day of Pentecost, the third of the three great Feasts of the Church Year (the other two being Christmas and Easter). We pray for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit for each and every one of us, praying, “Come, Holy Spirit!” As a symbol of our desire to be set ablaze with the Holy Spirit’s fire, everyone is invited to wear red or the other colours in a flame to our Services.


Eternal Spirit, living God,
in whom I live and move and have my being,
all that I am, have been, and shall be is known to you.
In the very secret of my heart you know all that rises to trouble me. 
Living flame, burn into me.
Cleansing wind, blow through me.

Fountain of water, well up within me;
Come Holy Spirit, redeem our creation.

that I may love and praise in deed and in truth. Amen.

(Supplementary to the Book of Alternative Services)


Come Holy Spirit, enter our silences.
Come Holy Spirit, into the depths of our longing.
Come Holy Spirit, our friend and our lover.
Come Holy Spirit, unmask our pretending.
Come Holy Spirit, expose our lives.
Come Holy Spirit, sustain our weakness.
Come Holy Spirit, redeem our creation.

Enter our trusting,
enter our fearing,
enter our letting go,
enter our holding back.

Flood our barren spaces,
make fertile our deserts within.
Break us and heal us,
liberator of our desires.

Come Holy Spirit, embrace and free us.

(Neill Thew, Oxford 1990 – Thank you for the second quote, Dinah Breu!)

Embedded below is a video of a congregation seeking a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit as they sing “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness,” as we’ll be doing at our 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Services on Sunday.


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