Pentecost Prayers

Pentecost Prayers

Pentecost Prayers

This weekend Christians around the world are celebrating Pentecost. What does it mean? On Pentecost God sent the Holy Spirit for our aid. The Holy Spirit empowers us to experience the resurrection power daily in our lives. We just need to let the Holy Spirit work in us and through us.

With the words of David Wilkerson “When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That’s what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.” Hence if you want power and life, invite the Holy Spirit into your life daily.

Here is a collection of old Pentecost prayers for you to get into the spirit of Pentecost. I pray God will cover you with his amazing grace and the resurrection power!

O God the Holy Ghost
Who art light unto thine elect
Evermore enlighten us.
Thou who art fire of love
Evermore enkindle us.
Thou who art Lord and Giver of Life,
Evermore live in us.
Thou who bestowest sevenfold grace,
Evermore replenish us.
As the wind is thy symbol,
So forward our goings.
As the dove, so launch us heavenwards.
As water, so purify our spirits.
As a cloud, so abate our temptations.
As dew, so revive our languor.
As fire, so purge our dross
~ Christina Rossetti (AD 1830-1894)

Lord Jesus, as God’s Spirit came down and rested upon you,
May the same Spirit rest on us,
Bestowing his sevenfold gifts.
First, grant us the gift of understanding,
By which your precepts may enlighten our minds.
Second, grant us counsel, by which we may follow
in your footsteps on the path of righteousness.
Third, grant us courage,
by which we may ward off the enemy’s attacks.
Fourth, grant us knowledge,
by which we can distinguish good from evil.
Fifth, grant us piety,
by which we may acquire compassionate hearts.
Sixth, grant us fear,
by which we may draw back from evil
and submit to what is good.
Seventh, grant us wisdom,
that we may taste fully the life-giving sweetness of your love.
~ St. Bonaventure

O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive, into my mind that I may remember, and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May your grace ever help and correct me, and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high, for the sake of your infinite mercy. Amen.
~ Saint Anthony of Padua
Breathe in me O Holy Spirit
that my thoughts may all be holy; Act in me O Holy Spirit that my works, too, may be holy; Draw my heart O Holy Spirit that I love but what is holy; Strengthen me O Holy Spirit to defend that is holy; Guard me then O Holy Spirit that I always may be holy. ~ Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430)
Dear God,
we praise you for sending us your holy spirit!
We receive it in our hearts and minds.
Revive us! Restore us! Rekindle us!
Enable! Empower! Equip!
Make us what you’ve created us to be.
Fill us with your Spirit!
In Jesus’ name,


Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you invite the Holy Spirit to live and move in and through you!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy of Marian Trinidad, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday and Faith Jam.

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