May 16, 2015

Pentecost Call to Worship: Jesus Promised

Here is a call to worship for Pentecost by Howard Carter. It was posted on the How in the World website.

Call to Worship
(inspired by John 14: 16-17)

Jesus promised

 I will ask the father
 He will give you another advocate
To help you and be with you forever

The spirit of truth
The world cannot accept as they do not see or know him,
But you know him

He lives with and within you
I will not leave you as orphans
I will come to you

~ written by Howard Carter, and posted on How in the World.  http://howard-carter.blogspot.ca/  

Pentecost Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Here’s a prayer of invocation and intercession for Pentecost.  It was written by rev karla, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Holy One,
We are not sure what it would be like
if the Holy Spirit blew through our churches again
as it did on the day of Pentecost.  
However, we want to speak the language that you have given, 
louder, and  more clearly in  our lives and church.

So we pray,
come Holy Spirit come,
pour out your fire of love upon us 
to be the body of Christ
in a world that is often hurting, hungry, and cynical.

We want to bring the good news to the poor,
heal the broken-hearted,
preach deliverance to captives,
bring recovery of sight to the blind
and set at liberty all that are bruised.

As your disciples,
we pray for all who suffer, are poor,
despairing, burdened, blind and battered.

In your loving breeze,
we pray for health and wholeness for those who are physically ill,
for those who are mentally ailing,
for those who are money sick,
for those who are spiritually unwell.

We pray for the healing of your creation,
and the renewal of the face of the land.
We pray for those who are thirsty,
that they would drink from your fountain of living waters
and never thirst again.

Amen. 

~ written by rev karla, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.  http://revgalblogpals.org/

Blessing: Peace Be With You

Here is a benediction/blessing for Pentecost inspired by John 20:21.  It was written by Rachel Hackenberg and posted on the RevGalBlogPals website.

Peace Be With You
(John 20:21)

Peace be with you.

Behind doors closed & locked in fear,
peace dwell with you.

On this path where the footing is tricky,
peace walk with you.

Through the mist with its disorienting shadows,
peace gaze calmly with you.

At the table, whether crowded or quiet,
peace sit with you.

No matter the turbulence or shifting ground,
peace stand with you.

In every breath, in each wound & every exuberance,
peace be alive with you.

Peace be with you.

~ written by Rachel Hackenberg, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/author/rachelhackenberg/

Opening Prayer for Pentecost

Here is a prayer of invocation for Pentecost by Roddy Hamilton. It was posted on the Mucky Paws website.

Invocation

Spirit… 
energy of the dance… 
promise in the water… 
rush in the wind… 
rhythm in the word… 
poetry of the faith… 
silence in the horror… 
patience in the waiting… 
question in the wonder… 
curve on the horizon… 
brightness in the sun… 
speed in the light… 
life in the resurrection… 

Come Spirit… 
be it all… 
and bring us into renewal once more…

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws. http://www.nkchurch.org.uk/index.php/mucky-paws

Intergenerational Prayer for Pentecost

Here’s an all-age prayer for Pentecost from Joanna Harader.  It was posted on Practicing Families.

Intergenerational Prayer for Pentecost

Holy One,
For all of the ways you speak to us –
in rushing wind,
in dancing flames,
in words we understand,
and in all that transcends language,
we give thanks.

Give us courage to speak your love,
everywhere we go,
to everyone we meet.
Amen.

~ written by Joanna Harader, and posted on Practicing Families.  http://practicingfamilies.com/