Spirit of God
You are the breath of creation
The wind of change
Speak through our thoughts and dreams tonight
Song “God not guns”
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
25 He wrote a letter as follows: 26 Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix:
Greetings. 27 This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen. 28 I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin. 29 I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. 30 When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him.
We pray tonight for the people of Beirut 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 and Janet Morley adapted
問候。 27這個人被猶太人抓住，他們要殺了他，但我隨部隊一起營救了他，因為我知道他是羅馬公民。 28我想知道他們為什麼要指控他，所以我把他帶到他們的山黑德林。 29我發現，指控與他們的法律問題有關，但沒有應訴他應受死刑或監禁的指控。 30當我得知要對該人實施陰謀時，我立即將他送給你。我還命令他的原告向您提出他們對他的起訴。
©Iona Community和Janet Morley改編