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Revd Sara's Reflections for w/c 19th May 2024

Pentecost Sunday - Opening Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

And kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

And you will renew the face of the earth.

Bible Reading

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) 


When Jesus lived on earth, he lived a life of radical inclusion – freely associating with the poor, weak, outcast and foreigner - challenging his followers to take down barriers and bridge divides. Now just before his ascension into heaven he speaks of the coming of the Holy Spirit which will call the disciples to witness to the gospel throughout the whole world. As Pentecost people, we too are challenged to look outward, to seek to include others and look for the flourishing of all people and all creation. To welcome the immigrant and love the stranger. Empowered by the Spirit, we can take the healing, liberation, and joy that Jesus brings to the very ends of the earth. 

To Ponder Today

How can I be a source of blessings to my neighbours both near and far? 


Come Holy Spirit.blow away division and despair.Light your flame of courage and hope in us and warm our hearts with wisdom and love.

Be our Helper, as we seek your ways of justice.

Be our Comforter, as we share your peace with our wounded world.

Be our Advocate, as we call for the fullness of life for all.


Love and Prayers Sara

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