Spirit of God
You are the breath of creation
The wind of change
Speak through our thoughts and dreams tonight
Song “Establish the work of our hands”
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 23
12 The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. 13 More than forty men were involved in this plot. 14 They went to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul. 15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here.”
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
12第二天早晨，一些猶太人形成了陰謀，並誓言要殺死保羅，直到他們不吃不喝。 13超過40名男子參與了該陰謀。 14他們去找祭司長和長老說：“我們莊嚴宣誓，除非我們殺死保羅，否則不要吃任何東西。 15現在，您和山德林（Sandedrin）要求指揮官以要他的案情的更準確信息為藉口，將他帶到您面前。我們準備在他到達之前殺死他。”
©Iona Community和Janet Morley改編