Pentecost Prayers

Here are a number of shorter prayers for Pentecost Sunday.  You can access many more by clicking on Pentecost in the list of “Labels” on the lower right side of this blog. 

Your Spirit, God, works in our weakness
until we are aflame with your love and power.
Fill the hearts of your faithful with living fire,
that we may set the world ablaze;
through Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the Spirit
be honour and praise, now and forever. Amen.

— Sylvia Dunstan, in Voices United,
the Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada.

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.

St. Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430)