“And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Dear Lord, on this Pentecost Sunday, we thank You for “power from on high.”
We thank You for the Spirit of Conviction, who draws us to You, convicting us of our sin and opening our hearts to receive the gospel.
We thank You for the Spirit of Comfort who teaches us, encourages us, and blesses us with Your peace.
We thank You for the Spirit of Community, who baptizes us into the body of Christ and who helps us to love one another.
We thank You for the Spirit of transformation, who grows godly fruit in our lives.
We thank You for the Spirit of Pentecost who empowers us for ministry, giving gifts so that we might do Your work in Your power.
We thank You for the Spirit of Age to Come, in whom we begin to experience the life of the future.
On this day we thank and praise You, Reigning Lord Jesus, for the precious and powerful gift of Your Spirit.
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Jean Restout II, “Pentecost,” 1732