Prayer for Pentecost

O Holy Spirit,
on Pentecost you descended on the apostles as tongues of fire.
Take away all vices from our hearts,
and fill us with all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;
O blessed Spirit,
with the Father and the Son,
you live and reign,
ever one God,
now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Halle, New York, 1881, p. 29 #2

“you descended on the apostles as tongues of fire” is a reference to Acts 2:3

“all wisdom and spiritual understanding” is a reference to Isaiah 11:2

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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