Monday, March 9, 2009

Lent 11

I pray for the church--our local congregation and the global Christian community alike--that the Spirit will be among us, that our purpose will be
generosity more than survival,
celebration more than business,
worship more than ritual,
inclusivity more than club mentality.

Holy Spirit be among us. Propel us from places where we are stagnant. Make us living--within or without walls. Nurture our gifts to be a community that gives birth to Pentecost fires, for the sake of your name and your people.
Amen.

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