Spirit of God
You are the breath of creation
The wind of change
Speak through our thoughts and dreams tonight
Song “We labour unto glory”
Forgive us our closed minds
And break down the barricades of our hearts
So we can embrace new ways of being
We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language
Reading Acts 21
27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, 28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.” 29 (They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesianin the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.)
We pray tonight for all those we know who need our help and prayers who 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 and protect them. In Jesus Name we pray.
In the depth of silence
No words are needed
We are just called to listen
To the movement of the Spirit
And in the midst of confusion
To hear your voice.
©Iona Community and Janet Morley adapted