Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CQOD: 03/27/08 -- Reed: Spirit divine

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 27, 2008
    After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
    -- Acts 4:31 (NIV)

    Spirit divine, attend our prayers.
        And make this house thy home;
    Descend with all thy gracious powers;
        O come, great spirit, come!

    Come as the light; to us reveal
        Our emptiness and woe;
    And lead us in the paths of life
        Where all the righteous go.

    Come as the wind: sweep clean away
        What dead within us lies,
    And search and freshen all our souls
        With living energies.

    Come as the fire: and purge our hearts
        Like sacrificial flame;
    Let our whole soul as offering be
        To our redeemer’s name.

    Spirit divine, attend our prayers,
        Make a lost world thy home;
    Descend with all thy gracious powers:
        O come, great Spirit, come!
    ... Andrew Reed (1787-1862), 1829

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your breath has shaken and cleansed my home.

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