God the Holy Spirit
Like a Mother, you have brought forth
And in your infinite power
You are building a people of power.
You have continued to sustain us in our daily struggles.
In the midst of much exploitation and injustice,
cause us not to be silent.
Like you did to the timid and fearful disciples
give us the boldness to proclaim your righteousness and justice.
May you cause us to unite in making your truth known and experienced.
May your fire from heaven
consume our greed and self-centeredness
so that all we have may be held in common.
Spirit of truth and power, we are not afraid
of being misunderstood
as being out of our mind
As this was done by your early disciples.
complied by Claudio Carvalhaes, professor of worship in New York City
Liturgies from Below: Praying with People at the Ends of the World, slightly modified
On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.
Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm,
and it filled the house where they were sitting.
Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared
and settled on each of them.
And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit
and began speaking in other languages,
as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.