A Prayer for Pentecost

Ever-present, ever-loving God,
May your gentle spirit surprise us,
shatter our complacency
and wake us
from our dreams.
We know the time is now.

May your urgent spirit send us out,
and demand our courage;
may we set forth the stories of truth
in the face of the story of power.
May world leaders listen to us.

May your comforting spirit
turn us towards the discomfort
of knowing, seeing
and understanding.
The hour has come to act.

May your holy spirit
burn through us,
and call us
to tell even those who aren’t ready to listen
that the world can’t wait.

Amen.

Linda Jones/CAFOD

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