Life-giving Spirit of God,
sweeping amidst the dust of the earth,
You shape and mould
creating the hills and valleys,
encouraging the green shoots to grow
and the vibrant colour of blossom to blaze.
Breathing into the dull and lifeless
You bring fresh energies
to long held plans and ideals
that have awaited Your encouragement.
Blowing away the cobwebs
of “can’t do” and “its impossible”,
You are the vigour
that kick starts
the risk of living as Your people.
Collapsed in a heap of disbelief
is often our preferred position
when the wind of Your Spirit begins to blow
around our thoughts.
Why would you choose us?
Who are we?
Forgive us when we do not trust Your encouragement of us.
Help us to look beyond our own misgivings
and disbelief in the talents You have stored within us.
Enable us to meet Your forgiveness
and to let ago of the hurts we have caused others,
and the hurts that have lingered
and held us back
from the fullness of serving You.
Lord of Life,
You take a risk in loving us,
for You accept us with the flaws we bear.
In knowing Your forgiveness
may we find
the freshness of Your Spirit
dancing amidst all the possibilities
of each day spent with You.