Sunday, June 9th, Pentecost


“Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:2-4

Holy Spirit, I pray that you enter my heart daily through your blessings, as you did to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.  Stir me up to wholehearted devotion to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Open my lips to testify to the living hope which you have given me through the risen Christ.  Give me courage and boldness to speak your word with power so more people everywhere may know the Father, the Son, and you, the Holy Spirit.  Bless the preaching of the Gospel everywhere, and through it conquer the hearts of men for Christ, their King.  Graciously attend the work of our pastors and teachers throughout the world that by their ministry many sous may be added daily to your church.  Enlighten my understanding, control my affections, purify my ambitions, and sanctify my actions, that men may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven.  Keep me trustful in your Savior and repentant over my sin.  Enter into my heart with your blessings and into my life with your direction.  Amen.