“The (Not So) Shy Member of The Trinity”

Posted on 24 May 2015, Pastor: Walt McCanless

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34, 35 b; Romans 8:22-27; or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Litany for Pentecost 

Christ has gathered the church in unity through the Spirit.
With sure hope, let us pray:  Lord, hear our prayer.
Maker of all things, in the beginning, you created heaven and earth.
In the fullness of time, you restored all things in Christ.
Renew our world, in this day, with your grace and mercy.

Lord, hear our prayer. 

Life of the world,
You breathed life into the flesh you created.
Now, by your Spirit, breathe new life into the children of earth.
Turn hatred into love, sorrow into joy, and war into peace.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Lover of concord,
you desire the unity of all Christians.
Set aflame the whole church with the fire of your Spirit.
Unite us to stand in the world as a sign of your love.

Lord, hear our prayer.

God of compassion,
through your Spirit you supply every human need.
Heal the sick, and comfort the distressed.
Befriend the friendless, and help the helpless.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Source of peace,
your Spirit restores our anxious spirits.
In our labor, give us rest;in our temptation, give us strength,
in our sadness, grant us consolation.

Lord, hear our prayer.

God eternal, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift to the Holy Spirit, look upon your church and open our hearts to your breath of life. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service in your kingdom; through your Son, our Lord, who taught us to pray:   “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen.”