Jun 2, 2014

Prayer of Thanksgiving: Pentecost

Here is a prayer for Pentecost by Rev. Dr. Phillipa Horrex. It was posted on the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand website.

Prayer

Lord God, thank you for this day of Pentecost
when we celebrate the coming of your promised Holy Spirit.
We give thanks that in eons past you poured out your Spirit on the earth,
fashioning men and women in your image
to enjoy the wonders of nature you had created;
that you kept rescuing us from ourselves despite our foolish ways
and our lack of understanding of what it means to be your children.

Lord, we give you thanks that you have kept your promises throughout the ages,
even when you despaired of our ever grasping the importance
of placing you first in our lives,
and that you took steps to show us the futility of our actions.

At Easter, through your Son, Jesus the Christ, you were glorified;

At Pentecost, through your Holy Spirit,
you set the early church on fire
and led the disciples into the world to preach your Word.
May all praise and worship be yours!
Amen.

~ written by the Rev Dr Phillipa Horrex, and posted on the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand website. http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/for-ministers/worship-resources/lectionary-resources/year-c-luke/kit-5