Pentecost Prayer — From the Psalms to the Cloud

Sharon Benton of Fort Collins, Colorado, lifts up a Pentecost Spirit, a wild one …
Wild Spirit of wind and flame—
you whip up our sometimes humdrum lives
      from out of their complacency!
You fall upon us in unexpected moments:
      turning grief into laughter;
      confusion into motivation.
You surround us in our rush of activities
      and settle upon us in our stillness.
And, in all, you ever entwine
      your holy Breath with our breaths.0

You surround us even now, O Spirit.
      offering us peace for our lives,
      pushing us out of our comforts,
      healing us with your hope,
loving us –
for you are One, O God of delight and justice:
      you are the movement of our lives
      as we seek to embody your Shalom on earth.
      you are the power behind our
      every deed and word,
           even as we pray Jesus’ words:
                [Prayer of our Savior].

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