Prayer of Illumination: John 20: 19-23

Here is a prayer of illumination, spoken before the reading and preaching of the Word, from the Worship@North website.

Prayer of Illumination
(inspired by John 20:19-23)

O Parent of all peoples,
breathe your Holy Spirit on us
that we may see the peace
and be filled with the joy
of the risen Christ.

Teach us how to speak his words of forgiveness
so that we can be your agents of reconciliation
in a broken and troubled world. Amen.

~ from a collection of prayers posted on the Worship@North website.