Holy Spirit, Gift of heaven
Holy Spirit come to us
Bring us to a quiet stillness
Where we trust your love for us
Song “Holy Spirit Living breath of God”
Holy Spirit, Breath of heaven
Holy Spirit, Breathe on us
Fill our hearts with hope abounding
Where we know that you are God
We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language
Reading Acts 8v18-25
18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”
24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
We pray tonight for all those we know who need our help and prayers ….and the many others we carry in our hearts tonight.
Spirit of the Living God present with us now enter their bodies, minds and spirits and heal them of all that harms them. Let your angels be beside them at this time. In Jesus Name we pray.
Song “No longer slaves”
On our heads and our houses
The blessing of God
In our thoughts and our dreams
The Peace of God
In our rest and our waking
The Love of God
This night and every night.
©Iona Community adapted with Jen Brotherson