Thursday, 30 July 2020

Evening Prayers July 30th 2020


 
Spirit of God
You are the breath of creation
The wind of change
Speak through our thoughts and dreams tonight 
 
Song “How can I keep from singing”
https://youtu.be/Li2hddmy63U
 
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 22
 
26 When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “This man is a Roman citizen.”
27 The commander went to Paul and asked, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?”
“Yes, I am,” he answered.
28 Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.”
“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.
29 Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.
 
Prayer 
 
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.  
 
Closing Responses
 
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. 
 
 Amen. 
 
©Iona Community and Janet Morley adapted
 
 
 
 
 

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