Monday, May 24, 2010

Prayer of the Week

For this week’s installment of The Wild Reed’s “Prayer of the Week” series, I share Roman Catholic Womanpriest Brigid Mary Meehan's "A Pentecost Prayer."


Come, Holy Spirit, come,
light the flame of Pentecost fire
within us and among us as we work
for justice, equality, compassion and peace.

Come, Holy Spirit, come,
embrace us in the Heart of Love
that we might embody the Wisdom of Christ-Sophia
in all our relationships.

Come, Holy Spirit, come,
empower us with all that we need to be your Presence
in situations that are beyond our strength to endure.

Come, Holy Spirit, come,
help us to reverence earth as holy ground,
a wondrous cathedral,
where we discover Your divine footprints everywhere.

Come, Holy Spirit, come,
speak to our hearts on this Pentecost day.
Heal us. Energize us. Fill us with your gifts
so that we may serve others generously and lovingly.

May we, the Body of Christ,
live vibrantly as Christ-Presence
in our church and world.


See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
In the Vigor of the Spirit
Strange Tongues
The Spirit and the Faithful
Truth About "Spirit of Vatican II" Finally Revealed!
Thoughts on Ordination, Intellectual Dishonesty, and the Spirit of Which the Prophet Joel Speaks
On Gay Issues, ELCA Elects to Embody a Living, Growing Faith

Recommended Off-site Links:
Bridget Mary's Blog
Roman Catholic Womenpriests

Image: "Holy Spirit Coming" by He Qi.

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