If you’re baking a birthday cake for the Church today, it might be difficult to find 2,000-plus candles. Whether or not you pre-ordered enough candles to top off the cake, it’s time to celebrate our Church’s birthday, the day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (See Acts 2:1-22; 1 Corinthians 12:3-13; John 10:19-23)!
After Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension, He did not leave us alone. He founded the Church by giving Peter (the rock, our first pope) the Keys to the Kingdom, and He revealed the Trinity to us—something we could never know about Him unless He told us Himself. He’s always with us!
What a glorious gift! How wonderful the gifts of the Holy Spirit are!
Today, celebrate Pentecost as much as you possibly can with praise and thanksgiving. Invite Him into your heart: “Come, Holy Spirit.” Compiled below is a list of songs to thank God for His Church, ask that His presence be in our hearts, and remind us of God’s unconditional and unfailing love for us.
Something wonderful about Christian music is that it’s not just a song—it’s all prayers! Below are the links for you to listen to the songs and a section of the lyrics for you to pray this day.
Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we’re made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your Church
And we need Your power
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul
When at the cross my Savior made me whole
My sins were washed away
And my night turned to day
When heaven came down and glory filled my soul
O, what a wonderful, wonderful day
Day I will never forget
When I was wondering in darkness away
Jesus my Savior I met
Set a fire down in my soul that
I can’t contain
And I can’t control
I want more of you God
I want more of you God.
Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
Your presence, Lord
As we seek
Your fire fall down
Your fire fall down
On us we pray
Show me Your heart
Show me Your way
Show me Your glory
The Church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord,
She is His new creation
By water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her
And for her life He died.
Come Lord Jesus, send us your Spirit,
renew the face of the earth.
Come to us, Spirit of God,
breathe in us now. We sing together.
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
You are the fire in my heart, center of my soul,
Light through the darkness!
Holy Spirit come; Holy Spirit come.
Guide me to Your Light, Oh Lord. Holy Spirit come.
There’s a song that’s on my lips
From the moment that I rise
To the One who rescued me
And brought me life
Praise awaits You at the dawn
Praise awaits You in the night
With the heavens I will sing
And lift You high
Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
All glory to the One
Blow, wind of God, with wisdom blow until our minds are free
From mists of error, clouds of doubt, which blind our eyes to Thee
Burn, winged fire, inspire our lips with flaming love and zeal
To preach to all Thy great good news, God’s glorious commonweal.
You gave up Your only Son
God with us, God with us
So that all the world would know
Our God with us
I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me
You are welcome in this place
Welcome in our hearts
Come and have Your way
God, meet us face to face
Move without restraint
Breathe on us
You’re our heart’s desire
We stand in the glory of the King
Knowing that You’re here
You have set us free
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