Daily Bread May 29

Gift of the Holy Spirit
Virginia Spiers of Independence, MO, USA

Mark the blameless, and behold the upright,
    for there is posterity for the peaceable. -Psalm 37:37

I recently experienced an absolutely wonderful Sunday morning worship service. The speaker dwelt on the topic of Pentecost and started by asking us to remember when we first felt the power of God’s Holy Spirit. This message, the piano music, the young people’s quartet sounding like angels, the prayers, and the scriptures that were used led me, and I am sure many others, to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. I could hardly wait to get back to my dwelling place to express my feelings. With pen in hand, it only took a few moments to put my thoughts on paper:

I wanted to shout
To let the joy out.
It was bursting my heart
To overflow, as God’s part
Of God’s promise to us given
Long before He ascended
To His heavenly throne.
He wanted it known
He would never leave us alone.
Ask and ye shall receive
His Holy Spirit if you believe.
You shall feel joy, peace, and love
That He showers on us from above.
Now, it is not ours to keep
But to share with those who seek
This Gift of God’s Holy Spirit.

Prayer Phrase

In God we all belong.

Spiritual Practice

Sustaining Our Connections

Many find themselves isolated around the world to protect each other and the most vulnerable during this global pandemic. Spend time prayerfully imagining those people that you might normally come into contact with on a regular basis, known and unknown. Remember all the connections that sustain our lives each day. Even in this time of intentional separation, how are you experiencing deep, intrinsic belonging in God?

Today’s Prayer for Peace

Engage in a daily practice of praying for peace in our world. Click here to read today’s prayer and be part of this practice of peace.

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