Monday, May 25, 2015

Too much wine? A Pentecost Prayer.

Lord of the Church,

Your Spirit was poured out upon on the first believers:

There was a roar of wind.
Some people saw flames.
Their communication skills were acute.

What a powerful scene! (Acts 2)

Yet a skeptic observed,
They have had too much wine.

If only that could be said of me:
Ruddy cheeked and joyous, a palpable sense of well-being.

Not inspired by a good nap or Cabernet,
but energized by your presence.

Pour out your Spirit upon me, Lord Christ. Give me an enthusiasm for the faith that's intoxicating! Amen.