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Pentecost prayers

Prayers to use with all ages worshipping together

These prayers could be read by children in all-age worship. Why not have single voices reading each section from different parts of the building, and a group of children saying the parts in bold type?

If using these prayers in an online service, you could have the words on screen and encourage worshippers at home to say the parts in bold type.


Spirit of God

Spirit of God
moving across the waters
creating order out of chaos
form out of void
light from darkness
life from dust.

Spirit of God
create new life in us.

Spirit of God
descending on your Word
delegating power
instilling strength
filling with love
ensuring life after death.

Spirit of God
grant eternal life to us.

Spirit of God
coming like a mighty wind
consuming with tongues of fire
even a gentle breeze stirring leaves to dance
makes a tree pulsate with life
even a tiny spark kindling flames to dance
makes a fire leap into life.

Spirit of God
enable us to dance.


Images of the Spirit

You came like a dove
wings softly beating
resting on Jesus.

Help us to be gentle
in our dealing with each other,
may we choose the path of peace.

You came like a strong wind
breathing energy and power
into the believers.

Help us to respond to your power
as we work in our homes and employment,
in our churches and communities.

You came like tongues of fire
consuming doubts and fears
breaking down the barriers of language.

Help us to keep the fire of our faith burning
fanning the flames until we dance,
with the certainty of your presence within us.

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