Saturday, 31 May 2014

Towards Another Great Awakening: 'Tis the Season to Pray for Revival—Decently, In Order and Daily—with The Church of England

It's official. The CofE is praying for revival! Morning Prayer from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost begins with the usual,

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Great first words for the day and then we pray,

Send your Holy Spirit upon us,
and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.

O, yes! And after the scripture readings we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
and kindle in us the fire of your love.
All who are led by the Spirit of God
are children of God and fellow-heirs with Christ.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people.
Renew the face of your creation, Lord,
pouring on us the gifts of your Spirit,
and kindle in us the fire of your love.
For the creation waits with eager longing
for the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
and kindle in us the fire of your love. (cf Romans 8)

Let the renewed filling and kindling proceed!

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