Call for the Holy Spirit- a bidding prayer for Pentecost

The descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and Mary at Pentecost. © Elizabeth Wang,

Open your hands. Take a breath. Call for the Holy Spirit.

Come, Holy Spirit
Cleansing Fire
Burn away all that is false and fruitless

Come, Holy Spirit
Guiding Fire
Light the way through our wilderness

Come, Holy Spirit
Refining Fire
Purify our words, our ways, our hearts

Come, Holy Spirit
Liberating Fire
Melt the shackles of oppression and prejudice

Come, Holy Spirit
Prophetic Fire
Rouse us to courage and action

Take a Breath

Come, Holy Spirit
Empowering Fire
Inspire your gifts in us
Send us to bless and heal the world


Call for the Holy Spirit- a bidding prayer for Pentecost © 2023 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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