May 7, 2013

Pentecost Litany


Here is a litany for Pentecost from Deborah E. Harris.

A Pentecost Litany for All Seasons

“What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Do not be astonished that I said to you,
‘You must be born from above.’
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.
So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”   John 4: 6-8

Like a mighty gust of spring air that lifts bright-colored kites high in the sky,
Holy Spirit Wind encourage our trembling hearts
to rise above the commonplace
and open our eyes afresh to see your world and our mission
from a heavenly vantage point.

For we are your children. . .
born not of the flesh, but of the Spirit.

Like a breathtaking blast of Texas summer heat,
Holy Spirit Wind stir into flame
the gifts you have graciously placed within us
that we may glow with your presence even in the darkest hour
and rejoice at all times in the dazzling Light of your transforming love.

For we are your children. . .
born not of the flesh, but of the Spirit.

Like a lively autumn breeze rustling among the falling leaves,
Holy Spirit Wind move among us in this Pentecost Season for all seasons
to free us from complacency and weariness in well-doing.

For we are your children. . .
born not of the flesh, but of the Spirit.

And like a sudden wintry chill that sends a shiver up our spine,
Holy Spirit Wind quicken our spiritual pace
to follow steadfastly in the bold, yet compassionate, steps of Christ.

For we are your children. . .
born not of the flesh, but of the Spirit.

~ written by Deborah E. Harris, in Sacred Seasons (1999). Posted on Simple Living Works.
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