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Easter People on Mission: Pentecost

Acts of the Apostles Scripture Challenge


UTG Marker 1.1

Congratulations on completing the Easter People on Mission: Acts of the Apostles Scripture Challenge!

Today is the feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles, Mary, and the first followers who were gathered in the Upper Room (Acts 2). Today’s feast is not just a commemoration of a two-thousand-year-old event. It is an opportunity for us to open our hearts and be clothed with power from on high and be renewed in the mission started by Jesus and the apostles.

“The book of Acts ends in chapter 28 with Paul under house arrest in Rome, still boldly preaching the Gospel. Luke ends without finishing the story because the story of the Church’s mission continues in every age. We are living the 29th chapter of Acts! The ecology of the New Testament by which the Gospel was unleashed in the ancient world is the ecology of the Church today. It thus includes the same elements of repentance and faith; signs and wonders.” (UTG, Marker 1.1)

Let us pray today for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on ourselves, our families, our priests, and our parishes. Let us ask for anointed preaching, more conversions, and signs and wonders in our midst. 

Sovereign Lord, maker of heaven and earth, and the sea and all that is in them… enable your servants to speak your word with all boldness, as you stretch forth [your] hand to heal, and signs and wonders are done through the name of your holy servant Jesus. (Acts 4:24-30)

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.