Friday, May 4, 2018

Holy Spirit fall on me

Acts 10:44-48
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.

Holy Spirit,
The Bible book is entitled,
"The Acts of the Apostles",
which, of course, it is.

But it seems to me another title could be,
"The Work of the Holy Spirit",
and maybe like Mark's gospel,
it could begin with the words,
"Beginning the work of the Holy Spirit
in the world through the Word
in the lives of people and communities."

Today I pray, O Spirit, fall upon me
enable me to
hear the Word,
follow the Word,
live the Word,
and share the Word
with those I meet today.

I end my prayer with a hymn:
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.


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