Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

22 May 2021, 8:15 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

From the Collect for today: O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us.

Daily Reflection

Tomorrow, Pentecost Sunday, we welcome the Holy Spirit as we celebrate the birthday of the church - a day to truly rejoice.

The Holy Spirit was poured out to each disciple at the first Pentecost giving them the gift to speak, each in a different language. This gift was freely given by God and gave the disciples the power to heal, the knowledge to teach and the courage to travel to the ends of the earth proclaiming the gospel. The Holy Spirit was with them as their comforter and guide - but this was not just for the disciples in 1st century Jerusalem - the Holy Spirit is being poured out now to strengthen, guide and comfort us until the great day when Jesus returns.

Open your heart and let the Holy Spirit in.

Lyn Hayes ALM