My dear Brethren,
The Collect for this Week is said every day but we see there are additional prayers for Monday and Tuesday. These are the last prayers of the first half of the Christian year found in our Prayer Book. The Spirit has come. He fills the Church and each member of it and brings Heaven to earth in a new way. And now, a people aflame with fire, light, and glory from above will live with heaven’s zeal to see the mission of God through our Lord Jesus Christ advance, unstoppable. The kingdom comes, hearts of men are healed, their worship won, and the healing of nations done. Thanks be to God!
SEND, we beseech thee, Almighty God, thy Holy Spirit into our hearts,
that he may direct and rule us according to thy will,
comfort us in all our afflictions, defend us from all error,
and lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with thee and the same Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth,
one God, world without end. Amen
GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church,
being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit,
may manifest thy power among all peoples,
to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.
May the blessings of the Spirit this Petecost week fill you ever more.