Sunday is Pentecost Sunday — often called the birthday of the Church. Beginnings. Signs of the Holy Spirit. New life.
Below are a few resources for digging a little deeper into Pentecost and seeking the blessing of the day. Just click on the links and explore. Some are for children — others more for adults but try them all and enjoy!
Read the story of Pentecost in your favorite Story Bible or in
A Prayer for Pentecost:
May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
bring fire to the earth
so that the presence of God
may be seen in a new light in new places in new ways.
May our own hearts burst into flame so that no obstacle, no matter how great, ever obstructs the message of the God within each of us.
May we come to trust the Word of God in our heart to speak it with courage, to follow it faithfully and to fan it to flame in others…
Give me, Great God, a sense of the Breath of Spirit within me as I… (State the intention in your own life at this time for which you are praying.)
Amen.–prayer from Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB
Blessings for a holy and joyful Pentecost!