God of Spirit and fire
We remember today those
Caught up in a cycle of destruction and violence
God of passion and justice
We pray for all those working for justice in our communities
Bridging the gap
Between the powerful and the vulnerable
Song “You don’t love God if you don’t love your neighbour”
We utter our prayers in humility
Who revives our faltering Spirits
We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language
Reading Acts 10v17-23
17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate.
God of peace and shalom
We carry with us the prayers of those who need healing
Both mental and physical
In our families, our friends, our communities
And we name them before you.
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 “God I look to you”
Put fire in our hearts, and sends us the Spirit
To renew our hopes and dreams
And remind us that a new way is always possible
In life, in death and beyond death
God is with us.
©Iona Community adapted