Opening Prayer for Pentecost

Here’s an opening prayer for Pentecost from Sara Dunning Lambert.

Opening Prayer
(based on Acts 2:1-4; Galatians 5:22-23)

Holy One,
ignite within us a fiery passion
for your mission in the world today.
Warm us by the Spirit’s dancing tongues of flame,
that we may feel your kindling blaze within,
urging us to do your greater good.
Make us wholly present to experience a new birth,
and awaken possibilities within us
to share your love in the world.
In this love and abundance,
we come to celebrate your harvest—
a harvest bearing the first fruits of the Spirit
within us.
Show us how to use these gifts,
as we listen for your truth
in the gentle breeze of your Spirit. Amen.

— written by Sara Dunning Lambert, from Abingdon Worship Annual 2009.  Posted on the website of the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren

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