Spirit of God
You are the breath of creation
The wind of change
Speak through our thoughts and dreams tonight
Song “Death was arrested”
Forgive me my closed mind
And break down the barricades of my heart
So I can embrace new ways of being
We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language
Reading Acts 27
9 Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement.[a] So Paul warned them, 10 “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.” 11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship. 12 Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbour in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.
We pray tonight for those who are in lockdown again, for those who have not got the grades they needed for university, for the people of Belarus and 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 adapted and Janet Morley adapted
9損失咗好多時間,航行已經變得危險,因為而家係贖罪日之後。 保羅警告他們,"男人,我可以看到,我們的航程將是災難性的,給船舶和貨物,以及我們自己的生命帶來巨大損失。 11但係,百岁老人冇聽保羅嘅話,而是聽從了飛行員和船主嘅建議。 由於港口唔適合過冬,大多數人決定我哋繼續航行,希望到達鳳凰城同冬天。 係克里特岛嘅一個港口,面向西南同西北。
與我哋同喺嘅在生嘅神靈而家進入他們的身體、思想和灵,治癒一切傷害他們的人。 此時讓天使企喺佢哋身邊,保護佢哋。 以耶穌嘅名義,我哋祈禱。