Prayers for the Fesitval of Penetcost

We have been claimed by the Spirit of God.  In response, we pray for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people in need, saying, “Breathe on us, O God,” and responding, “Fill us with new life.”

[Short pause]

God who names us, you tell us who we are.  Enable us to live as people whose identity truly comes from you.  Breathe on us, O God.
Fill us with new life.

God who calls us, you reach out to us.  Enable us to respond joyfully to what you ask of us.  Breathe on us, O God.
Fill us with new life.

God who fills us, you provide both our abilities and our opportunities.  Enable us to share what you give.  Breathe on us, O God.
Fill us with new life.

God who enlivens us, you rejuvenate us when we grow weary.  Enable us to find rest on the way, and energy for the tasks we face.  Breathe on us, O God.
Fill us with new life.

God who strengthens us, you promise healing for all of creation.  Enable us to touch the injured, the wounded, and the suffering with your restoring love, especially those we name before you.
[Long pause]
Breathe on us, O God.
Fill us with new life.

God who sends us, you drive us to care, push us to reach out, compel us to serve.  Enable us to leave fear and anxiety behind, and follow where you lead, where ever you lead.  Breathe on us, O God.
Fill us with new life.

Trusting the Spirit’s presence and guidance, we offer these prayers in the name of our living Saviour, Jesus the Christ.
Amen.

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