Come, Spirit of God!
Come with your power to transform us.
Come Fire of Love!
Come with your wisdom to enlighten us.

PSALM 33 Spirit of justice; come free those who are held captive.
Let those who are poor see your saving power.
Shout joy to the Lord.
lovers of justice.
how right to praise!
Praise God on the harp,
with ten-string lyre
sing to the Lord.
Sing God a new song.
Play music to match
your shout of joy.
For the word of the Lord is true:
what God says, God does.
This lover of truth and justice
fills the earth with love.

God speaks: the heavens are made;
God breathes: the stars shine.
God bottles the waters of the sea
and stores them in the deep.

All earth, be astounded,
stand in awe of God.
God speaks: the world is;
God commands: all things appear.

God blocks the plans of nations,
disrupts all they contrive.
But God’s plan and design
lasts from age to age.
Blest the land whose god is the Lord,
the heirs whom God has chosen.

The Lord looks down
and sees our human kind.
From heaven God surveys
all peoples on earth.
The maker of human hearts
knows every human act.

Armies do not save kings,
brute force does not spare soldiers.
The warhorse is a sham;
despite its power, it will not save.

God keeps a loving eye
on all who believe,
on those who count on God
to bring relief from famine,
to rescue them from death.

With all we are, we wait for God,
the Lord, our help, our shield.
Our hearts find joy in the Lord;
we trust God’s holy name.
Love us, Lord!
We wait for you.

Send forth your Spirit, O God, and we shall be renewed.

Salvation, glory and power to God!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Right and sure, the judgments of God!
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise our God, your faithful servants!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
In awe praise God, you small and great!
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Lord God almighty rules!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Be glad, rejoice, give glory to God!
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The wedding feast of the Lamb begins.
Alleluia, Alleluia!
The bride is radiant, clothed in glory.
Alleluia, Alleluia!
1 Corinthians 12:7-11

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

Spirit of the Living God, my tongue shall sing your praise.

I acclaim the greatness of the Lord, I delight in God my savior, who regarded my humble state. Truly from this day on All ages will call me blest. For God, wonderful in power, has used that strength for me. Holy the name of the Lord! Whose mercy embraces the faithful, one generation to the next. The mighty arm of God scatters the proud in their conceit, Pulls tyrants from their thrones, and raises up the humble. The Lord fills the starving And lets the rich go hungry. God rescues lowly Israel, recalling the promise of mercy, the promise made to our ancestors, to Abraham’s heirs for ever.

Jesus, you promised to send, your Spirit to us, and we know that your promise is fulfilled among us. This evening we pray for openness to receive your Spirit.

Give all nations your Spirit of peace:
May they be open to reconciling differences and building bridges of understanding.

Send your spirit of hope to all who minister in your name:
~ May they be given the opportunity to develop and use their gifts for the common good.

Rain down your Spirit of life over all the earth:
~ May all persons be given the opportunity to develop and use their gifts for the common

Enkindle in us your Spirit of forgiveness:
~ May whatever binds our world in animosity and alienation be broken, and may all be
restored through reconciliation.

Grant your Spirit of joy to all who are in sorrow:
~ May they find consolation in the depth of your love and presence.

Send your Spirit of compassion to comfort your people:
~May those who live by your name remember your compassion to the outcast of the


O God, we believe that in the bursting forth of your Spirit the face of the earth is renewed. Help us to recognize the working of the Spirit among us so that we may be open to transformation. Let us use our gifts for the empowerment of others. We ask this in the name of Jesus whose promises never fail. Amen.

May the Spirit of God dwell within us.
May the Spirit of God animate us.
May the Spirit of God create new hearts in us. Amen.