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Bray Day 2017

A brief report on the Annual Bray Day Service

Prayers for the Church year

Category: God's Strength

Pentecost (Whitsun)

A crowd in a foreign city.
Can’t understand the babble
Then I hear my tongue
Over there, strangely audible
Above the din.

Yet it is not the language
Perhaps not even the words
It is the contact
The being caught up
Part of something bigger
Something new, yet always known
The fresh expression of the Love of God within

 

Wind of God…

Wind of God, blow far from us
all dark despair,
all deep distress,
all groundless fears,
all sinful desires,
all Satan’s snares,
all false values,
all selfish wishes,
all wasteful worries.

Blow into us
your holy presence,
your living love,
your healing touch,
your splendid courage,
your mighty strength,
your perfect peace,
your caring concern,
your divine grace,
your boundless joy.

Wind of God,
blow strong,
blow fresh,
blow now.

Pamela Wilding, Kenya. Prayers Encircling the World
Holy Spirit of God, who came upon our Lord Jesus at the river Jordan, and upon the disciples at the feast of Pentecost; in your mercy give light to our minds and purity to our hearts.

St Nerses of Clajes (4th century)

 

Spirit of God, you give life to the world.
Breathe on us, breath of God.
Spirit of God, you give guidance to all rulers.
Breathe on us, breath of God.
Spirit of God, you give talents to all peoples.
Breathe on us, breath of God.
Spirit of God, you direct all artists and craftspeople.
Breathe on us, breath of God.
Spirit of God, you give comfort to the troubled.
Breathe on us, breath of God.
Spirit of God, you renew your church.
Breathe on us, breath of God.

David Adam, The Rhythm of Life

 

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 continual presence
makes new freshenss break through.

Brother Roger of Taize, France. Prayers Encircling the World.

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