Great Spirit Divine


"...Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: 'Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome...; Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!' Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, 'What does this mean?'" - Acts 2:1-12

Spirit Divine

Spirit divine, attend our prayers.
And make this house thy home;
Descend with all thy gracious powers;
O come, great spirit, come!

Come as the light; to us reveal
Our emptiness and woe;
And lead us in the paths of life
Where all the righteous go.

Come as the wind: sweep clean away
What dead within us lies,
And search and freshen all our souls
With living energies.

Come as the fire: and purge our hearts
Like sacrificial flame;
Let our whole soul as offering be
To our redeemer's name.

Spirit divine, attend our prayers,
Make a lost world thy home;
Descend with all thy gracious powers:
O come, great Spirit, come!
- by Andrew Reed

Wherever the Holy Spirit is at work, so is self-surrender, and awareness of the mystery of just being. This tells us the Spirit is there. But there are other ways that the Spirit makes its presence known.

Is the Holy Ghost at work within your life? If so, draw upon his guidance and power. If not, he is awaiting your call!

Holy Spirit, You are welcome to come into my life. Change me. Make me into Your image. Amen.
Sep 19 2018