June 5th, 2022

Today’s prayer is an adaptation of a prayer written by Carol Penner

Lord, you are the giver of life.
From the beginning of time, your Spirit brooded over the deep,
your wind rushing, your breath filling.
As creatures of the earth, we inhale your grace
rejoicing in life abundant.
We use our breath, our being
to raise this hymn of praise:
for Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
and for the mission you give us
to spread your love to the world.

Our Pentecost petitions are many—
you know the prayers of our hearts.
Some of us are sick and tired, some of us are worried,
we fear for those we love, we fear the future.
Some of us are grieving, we don’t know how to go on.
We need your help!
We pray for the places in our world
where poverty has an iron grip…
whether that is close to home, or across the oceans.
We need your Spirit to confront powers and principalities,
tyrants and governments and corporations
that feed off of and perpetuate poverty.

This week, enliven us as your disciples of healing and hope

Empower us by your Holy Spirit

That we may breathe out the harmonies of your song,

Melodies of the Holy Spirit,

Unending, ageless, eternal and ever new. Amen

We pray for students and teachers as end quickly approaches. Grant each the stamina they need to see this challenging school year through.

We pray for our Households of Faith from this week and last. May God’s peace and presence be evident in and through their lives. May each one know God’s love and grace each day. May days be filled with joy, meaningful tasks, and healthy connections.