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Come, Holy Spirit

Gathered together

In anticipation

In obedience

In trepidation

In fear

How often have we gathered together with little expectation 

of your Spirit breaking in, O God?

Yet break in she does

Sweeping away our complacency

and our lacklustre attempts at worship

to confound and amaze

to enlighten and engage

to challenge and confront

Breaking in

with exuberance and joy

that refuses to be contained

but bubbles up

and overflows

affecting everything in her path.

Surprising the world with joy

so that nothing can ever be the same again

as the Spirit continues to blow where she will.

May we gather together with expectation, O Lord

And may our wildest imaginations be confounded

by the outpouring of your unpredictable Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

Acts 2: 1-4

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

 
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