Praying today, ‘Come Holy Spirit’

On this Pentecost Sunday (Whitsunday), the final day of our 10 Days of Prayer we pray, ‘Come Holy Spirit’.

Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
By the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Collect of the Day of Pentecost (Book of Common Prayer p.279)

Heavenly Father,
by water and the Holy Spirit
you give your faithful people new life:
Guide and strengthen us by that same Spirit
that we who are born again
may serve you in faith and love,
and grow into the full stature of your Son Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Collect of Confirmation (Book of Common Prayer p.384)

  • For the power of God’s Holy Spirit to be poured out across our diocese and our land
  • That lives will be changed as people encounter this fresh outpouring of the Spirit
  • For healing that comes from God’s Spirit – relationships reconciled, sicknesses cured and the burdens of the past relieved
  • That God would ‘so correct what is amiss and supply what is lacking that we may more and more bring forth fruit to his glory’.  (Adapted from the Prayer for Ireland BCP p.145)
Archbishop Justin Welby concludes our prayer vigil

This has been a daily prayer across the diocese from St Patrick’s Day to Pentecost when this particular vigil ends. 

Thank you to all who have prayed whether privately or online. 

Throughout the 10 Days of Prayers from Ascension to Pentecost, the prayer for the day plus each of the messages to the diocese will be available on a dedicated phone line 028 9124 9395.

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