Come Holy Spirit Come
Pentecost is considered the Birthday of the Church. With the Disciples of Christ around the world we pray today for the coming of the Holy Spirit to fill us with Gifts of the Holy Spirit, fill our Church, fill our world.
On the Day of Pentecost (50 days after Easter) the Apostles and Followers of The Way were gathered together when suddenly there was a noise like a violent rushing wind and there appeared tongues of fire resting on each one and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues all understanding in their own language.
Today we Missionary Disciples throughout the world are:
filled with the Spirit,
and speak of the great things that God had done.
the Lord is in our midst and says to us:
“Peace be with you, peace be with you.”
letting the Lord breathed upon us and say to us:
“Receive the Spirit, receive the Spirit.”
we are sent forth
to become bearers of Christ’s reconciling love
many the gifts of the Spirit given…
See more about the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit here:
During the day, join the Church praying the Pentecost Sequence as they gather together and are filled with the Promised Advocate, the Spirit of God.
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away;
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end.