A Prayer for Pentecost

    O God the Holy Ghost

    Who art light unto thine elect

    Evermore enlighten us.

    Thou who art fire of love

    Evermore enkindle us.

    Thou who art Lord and Giver of Life,

    Evermore live in us.

    Thou who bestowest sevenfold grace,

    Evermore replenish us.

    As the wind is thy symbol,

    So forward our goings.

    As the dove, so launch us heavenwards.

    As water, so purify our spirits.

    As a cloud, so abate our temptations.

    As dew, so revive our languor.

    As fire, so purge our dross 

            - Christina Rossetti


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