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


Spirit of the living God, come dwell in us.

Praise the Lord!
Across the heavens,
from the heights,
all you angels, heavenly beings,
sing praise, sing praise!

Sun and moon, glittering stars,
sing praise, sing praise.
Highest heavens, rain clouds,
sing praise, sing praise.

Praise God’s name,
whose word called you forth
and fixed you in place for ever
by eternal decree.

Let there be praise:
from depths of the earth,
from creatures of the deep.

Fire and hail, snow and mist,
storms, winds,
mountains, hills,
fruit trees and cedars,
wild beasts and tame,
snakes and birds.

princes, judges,
rulers, subjects,
men, women,
old and young,
praise, praise the holy name,
this name beyond all names.

God’s splendor above the earth,
above the heavens,
gives strength to the nation,
glory to the faithful,
a people close to the Lord.
Israel, let there be praise!

ISAIAH 12:1-6
Tell the world what God does, make known this majestic name.

I praise you, Lord!
When your rage turned on me,
you turned it away
and now you console me.

God is my savior,
my trust knows no fear;
God’s strength is my strength,
yes, God is my savior.

With joy you will draw water
from God’s saving well;
then you will say to each other,
“Praise the Lord! proclaim God’s name!”

Tell the world what God does,
make known this majestic name.
Sing the wonders God works,
recount them in every land.

Shout and sing for joy,
citizens of Zion,
for great among you
is the Holy One of Israel!

Isaiah 61:1 – 2a, 3a
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me and sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor; to provide for those who mourn in Zion – to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.

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.

God, in your mercy you listen to the cries of the poor. You desire freedom for all your children and joy for all peoples. Let your Spirit fill us with the courage to carry on the mission of Jesus.

Your people long to hear a word of hope:
Fill us with the spirit of wisdom that we may know how to speak.

Your people struggle against oppression:
~ Fill us with the spirit of courage that we may confront injustice in political and economic life.

Your people feel the hurt of brokenness and discouragement:
~ Fill us with the spirit of compassion that we may heal the wounded.

Your people languish in the captivities of addiction, discrimination and alienation:
~Fill us with the spirit of counsel that we may be their guides to freedom.

Your people feel the effects of aging, diminishment and disease:
~ Fill us with the spirit of mercy that we may accompany them in their pain.

Your people delight in praising you:
~ Fill us with the spirit of praise and thanksgiving that we may worship you.


Spirit of God, you came in the form of fire and wind to the apostles and disciples. In your coming you changed timidity into boldness and fear into prophetic witness. Come to us, we pray, and transform our hearts. Enkindle in us your fire on the earth. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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