Holy Spirit, breathe in us

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image by Axel Naud via Flickr [CC by 2.0]

Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Living God,
you breathe in us
on all that is inadequate and fragile.

You make living water spring even
from our hurts themselves.  And
through you, the valley of tears
becomes a place of wellsprings.

So, in an inner life
with neither beginning nor end,
your continued presence
makes new freshness break through.

Brother Roger of Taize,

_____________________

When you hide your face,
    they are terrified;
 when you take away their breath,
    they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit,
    they are created,
    and you renew the face of the ground.

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