Jun 2, 2011

Prayers of the People for Pentecost



"Behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up,
and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off"'
(Ezekiel 37:11 RSV)

Let us pray:

God of hope
we bring before you
those whose lives are dried up:

Come from the four winds,
O breath of God,
and breathe upon these
that they may live.

We pray for those dried up
by disappointment
by bitterness
by guilt...

We pray for those
whose spirit is drained
by grief
by hunger
by despair...

Come from the four winds,
O breath of God,
and breathe upon these
that they may live.

God of hope
we bring before you
those whose hope is lost….

— Pat Baker,
posted on the Ideas for Pentecost page of the Billabong website.
To see the rest of this litany, go here


For more prayers of the people and other worship resources for Pentecost Sunday (June 12, 2011), click on Pentecost in the list of links at the lower right side of the page.