Holy Spirit of God,
engulfing creation with the grace of God,
Your presence transforms life
bringing new energy and vigour
to tired and empty people and places.
Enflamed with a desire
to bring the presence of God
into every heart and community
You step out of expectations
and reach out
in unexpected ways
to speak of the work of the Creator
in unusual places.
Dancing in our time of worship,
You, Creative Spirit,
inspire us to have hope
in what we already know of God,
that we might bring peace and comfort
to times of uncertainty and unrest.
And in times of contentment,
you are the Urging Prompt
that stirs us
to never settle with what suits us,
but instead to open our arms
and embrace diversity and challenge.
At times we are impetuous
and do not listen for the call of Your Spirit
as we speak and act without thinking
and bring hurt and anxiety
into the lives of those we know.
But we are also complacent,
and do not respond to the call
fearing that we will not live up to the tasks
to which You invite us to participate.
Enflamed with the forgiveness of God
who call us from the darkness
of the barriers we have placed around us,
the Lord invites us
to sparkle with faith
and speak in joy
of the promise found in lives shared with Christ.