Sunday Prayer Service 

Pentecost Sunday

June 5, 2022

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Opening Prayer

O God,

who by the mystery of today’s great feast
sanctify your whole Church

in every people and nation,
pour out, we pray,

the gifts of the Holy Spirit
across the face of the earth
and,

with the divine grace

that was at work
when the Gospel was first proclaimed,
fill now once more

the hearts of believers.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever 

Amen.

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Quotes

Now what the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is in the Body of Christ, which is the church. The Holy Spirit does in the whole church what the soul does in all the members of a single body.
—Saint Augustine

O most blessed Light divine, shine within these hearts of yours, and our inmost being fill.
—Pentecost sequence

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Scripture Readings

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First Reading

1st Reading
00:00 / 01:37

Second Reading

2nd Reading
00:00 / 01:10

Gospel Reading

Gospel
00:00 / 00:41
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Fire

Homily

1st Sunday of Lent Homily
00:00 / 09:14

Closing Prayer

May the strength of God sustain us;

May the power of God preserve us;

May the hands of God protect us;

May the way of God direct us;

May the love of God go with us

this day and forever.

Amen.

What's in Your Heart?

  • Paul was addressing a community experiencing conflicts and differing loyalties. Every community of faith—including ours—has such divisions. How do you bring people together under one Lord and Spirit? How do you help them realize their different gifts and help them feel equally valued? How do you call people to accept responsibility to use their gifts for the benefit of all?

  • The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, a divine presence that continues in the church to this day. How do you let the Spirit into your work? How do you help others to understand the gospel, despite the diversity of the people hearing it? Is your ministry one of renewal and forgiveness?

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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be thy name;

Thy kingdom come

Thy will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgive us our trespasses

As we forgive those who trespass against us;

And lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil

Amen

 

Petitions

God has gathered us together in this place. Like the first disciples, we lift our voices in prayer to the Lord.

  • Spirit of life, you fill us with your presence. Lead us to proclaim our faith in your goodness in our words and deeds, we pray to the Lord.

  • Spirit of life, you give us different gifts and ways to serve. Lead us to know our gifts and those of others, and to use them for the good of the church and the world, we pray to the Lord.

  • Spirit of life, as the church celebrates Pentecost, you call us to be one body. Lead the sisters and brothers of your Christian family into unity with one another, we pray to the Lord.

Loving God, we thank and praise you for the gift of your Spirit. Hear the prayers we make to you in the name of Jesus, whom we call Lord, and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

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