Sunday, May 27, 2012

Prayers for Pentecost (May 27 2012)

Prayers for Pentecost, inspired by U2's Mysterious Ways

On this day of Pentecost, let us pray to God the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, creator, and renew the face of the earth.  You are the wave, you turn the tide.  You lift my days and light up my nights.
She moves in mysterious ways.

Spirit, talk to us about the things we can’t explain.  To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal.  If we want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel.  We move through miracle days.
She moves in mysterious ways.

Sometimes we feel ourselves sliding down.  Some days we feel like we’ve been living underground, eating from a can, running away from what we don’t understand.
Help us to know that it’s alright, that you’ll be there when we hit the ground

One day, maybe today, we’ll look back and see that we were held by your love.  And that while we could just stand here, we can also follow this feeling and move on this moment.
She moves in mysterious ways

We pray that all might know the power of your love to lift our days and light up our nights.  We pray for the parishes of St. James Manotick and All Saints Beirut.  We pray for the military chaplains of our Diocese.  We pray for those who need our prayers, silently or aloud . . . .  Help them to know that it’s alright.

We move through miracle days
Spirit moves in mysterious ways
Lift my days, light up my nights.

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