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Prayer for Pentecost 2020

Sailing Boat on the oceans

It is so important to nurture the presence of God’s Spirit within us.  The Holy Spirit is our comforter, the one who wraps wings of protection around us when we are vulnerable. He is our teacher, illuminating truth so that we can see and understand his beautiful ways. And He is our healer, binding our wounds and covering us in His restorative power. As we become in tune with the ways in which He is moving, we learn, we grow, we rest, and we see more clearly. As Jesus said “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God.” (John 14:16-17)

Receiving the Holy Spirit Is a life transforming moment yet walking in spirit and truth is a conscious choice we make each day.  Our mission in life is to find out where the Spirit is at work, and to join in! Let our passion be to create landing space in the world around us for Him to minister the grace and peace of Christ. As we do this we become the very hands and feet, the voice and touch of Jesus to a needy world. What a remarkable invitation God offers each of us! May your celebration of Pentecost this year be a beautiful reminder that we go not in our own strength but empowered by the very one who sent us. As we invite the Holy Spirit afresh into our lives and hearts, may we fan into flame the gift of God which longs to be at work within each of us.  

Come Living Lord

Come living Lord, live within our hearts,
For you are welcome here.
Come like a gentle dove, settle us with your grace and peace.
We welcome your Spirit’s presence to calm us.
Come like a mighty wind, roaring with power from on high.
We welcome your Spirit’s freedom to move deeply in us.
Come like an untamed fire, raging with holiness.
We welcome your Spirit’s beauty to burn brightly through us.
Come living Lord. Come this day, this hour, this moment
For you are welcome here.
Come living Lord. Come this day, this hour, this moment
For you are truly welcome here.

(Prayer by Neil Haydock © Copyright 2020

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