Spirit of God
You are the breath of creation
The wind of change
Speak through our thoughts and dreams tonight
Song “Great is thy faithfulness”
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
20 He said: “Some Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him. 21 Don’t give in to them, because more than forty of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request. 22 The commander dismissed the young man with this warning: “Don’t tell anyone that you have reported this to me.”
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
20他說：“有些猶太人同意要求你明天將保羅帶到Sanhedrin面前，藉口是要獲得有關他的更準確的信息。 21不要屈服於他們，因為其中有40多個正在為他埋伏。他們宣誓要殺了他才不吃不喝。他們現在準備就緒，等待您同意他們的請求。 22司令官警告說：“不要告訴任何人你已經向我報告了這件事。”
©Iona Community和Janet Morley改編