Prayer: John 3: 1-17

Here’s a prayer for the presence of the Holy Spirit.  It was written by Michael Saward.

(inspired by John 3:8)

“Just as you can hear the wind
but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going,
so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

Holy Spirit of God, invisible like the wind,
we do not see you moving among us,
but the effect we see—
come to our hearts:
that we may be renewed and reborn.

Open our minds:
that we may perceive your kingdom.

Lift up our eyes to where the cross of Christ stands for our healing:
so may we believe,
and in believing not die
but have eternal life;
through him who
in your love for us
you sent into the world,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

~ written by Michael Saward.  Posted on The Jubilate Group website.