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.