The Day of Pentecost
Prayer for the week
Emmanuel, God With Us:
On the day we mark as the birth of the church,
the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles in wind and fire,
leading them to new boldness and adventure.
May the wind of the Spirit give us the courage and love to speak the Good News,
and the Spirit’s flames empower us to abandon fear and doubt,
as we take our place in the future you have prepared for us.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
God, who 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 for ever.