Jun 2, 2014

A Prayer for Pentecost

Here’s a responsive prayer from Christine Sine’s Godspace website.  It comes from a longer litany used in morning and evening prayers at the Mustard Seed House.  (To see the entire litany, click on the link below.)

Responsive Prayer for Pentecost

God, the light of your Spirit has fallen upon us, 
The seal of your ownership is on us,
You have placed the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
Like tongues of fire it has renewed and restored.
In our rising and our sleeping,
In our working and our playing,
In our joys and in our sorrows,
Your Spirit’s brightness has dispelled the darkness, 
In our loving and caring,
In our touching and our listening,
In our thoughts and in our actions,
God’s Spirit has brought life out of death.  

(Pause to invite the Holy Spirit into your day’s activities)

God, your spirit fell like tongues of fire. 
It filled those that were empty,
It empowered those that were weary.
God, your spirit fell like tongues of fire. 
It brought together those that were divided,
It reassured those who were afraid.
God, your spirit fell like tongues of fire. 
By its power we can walk together as one,
By its power we can find strength to share.
God, your spirit fell like tongues of fire. 
By its power we can find freedom in loving each other,
By its power we can find life in you. 

~ part of a longer litany used at the Mustard Seed House.  Posted on Godspace. http://godspace-msa.com/2009/05/19/a-prayer-for-pentecost/