Spirit of God,
who has fed us at this table,
we praise You for all that will nourish us
in life and faith.
May Your burning presence in our lives
bring forth fruits of love, joy and peace
as we worship Christ
with the activity of our lives.
Spirit of enthusiasm,
fill us with the desire for God
that transforms hearts and minds.
Bind us together in You love,
that in all we undertake
the world might see and believe
Your burning presence.
Spirit of freedom,
cast aside the fears that limit us
from fully living as Your people
and encourage us to be bold
in our decisions.
Free us from the guilt, anxiety and despair,
and instead inspire communities
with the possibility
of what could be
when we accept each other
for the gifts You have given us.
Spirit of power,
overturn the values
of putting ourselves first
and believing that we need to be in control.
May those who hold the power
to hear the voices of challenge and change
and respond in creative ways
that allow all people to know that they are of worth.
Spirit of Comfort,
we remember those who are ill or sad,
and trust that You will soothe and strengthen.
In the hope You offer,
may tears turn to laughter
and may new songs be sung
that offer visions of Your kingdom.