Pentecost

A Prayer for Pentecost

Heavenly Father, We thank you that through baptism You poured Your Spirit on us.

We pray that Your Spirit would daily point us to the forgiveness that we have through Jesus’ death and resurrection. In this forgiveness cause us to recognize the freedom that we have. May Your Spirit compel us to share this good news with our neighbor.

We pray that Your Spirit would humble us to love those who do not think like us, speak like us, look like us, or live like us. Move us to acts of service of not only those we love, but also our enemies and those who do not wish us well, or of whom we do not approve.  

We pray that those we encounter would be confused by our love and yearn to know why we love, and through that yearning  they would see that it is because of the gift of forgiveness we have been given through Christ on the cross.

When we judge, when we ignore, when we neglect, we choose sin.  In the moments we choose sin and the moments we do not even realize we are choosing sin, we ask that Your Spirit would point us right back to the hope we have in Christ through those very same redeeming waters of baptism.

Strengthen and preserve us in faith by Your Spirit until our final day.
It is in Jesus’s name, by the power of the Holy Spirit that we pray. Amen.

photo by Christian Chen

Ignite

Ignite

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Lord you call us to be people of peace 
To reconcile and to redeem 
Lord we're willing, but we are weak 
Give us strength to serve all we meet 

To the weak and the poor made known 
May your love through us be shown 

Spirit of God ignite our hearts 
To burn bright for yours 
Let us be the light to all 
All the dark 

Lord you call us to be people of love 
Living sacrifice to your glory oh Lord 
Transform us by the blood of your Son 
Bringing justice and mercy 
Walking with you God 

To the weak and the poor made known 
May your love through us be shown 

Spirit of God ignite our hearts 
To burn bright for yours 
Let us be the light to all 
All the dark 

Ignite in us pure holiness 
Cleanse us from all selfishness 
Lead us in paths of righteousness 
To the work You prepared in advance for us 

Spirit of God ignite our hearts 
To burn bright for yours 
Let us be the light to all 
All the dark 

Music and Lyrics by Blake Flattley

CCLI# 7087805

Doxology

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen. Amen. Amen

About this song:

The Doxology is often sung at the end of a hymn or sometimes alone at the end of a service. It is meant to focus the singer on the trinitarian nature of God. In this version, we’ve arranged it to be sung three times through in an effort to allow the singer to further meditate on the words.