Sunday, 8 June 2014

Prayer for Pentecost Sunday 2014

Today, from our church family, we pray for Dee McDowell.

Collect for the Day of Pentecost
“God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.  Amen.”

Today is such a special day in the life of our church: firstly it is Pentecost Sunday when the church received the gift of the Holy Spirit; secondly St. Martin’s is hosting the Cluster Confirmation Service this evening.  Father God, we pray for a fresh anointing of your Holy Spirit on each and every one of your children at St. Martin’s this morning.  May You be at the heart of everything that is done in Your name here today.

We pray for Susan Saunders, who is being confirmed this evening .  May she be filled with joy and happiness as she begins her confirmed life with You.  As a church, help us to support her as she matures in her Christian faith and seeks to fulfil Your will for her future.

“Almighty God,
fill us with your Holy Spirit,
such as your disciples experience
in the rush of wind at Pentecost,
enabling, empowering, enthusing,
giving fresh insights and new understanding.
May we call on your Spirit
in good times and bad,
in sleep and rest,
and may we share with confidence
our faith, our hope, your truth.
Breathe on me breath of God
and set my spirit free.  Amen.”  (Rupert Bristow)
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.