Sunday 8th June 2014 – Pentecost A (3)

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

be willing

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.

Amen.

 

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