Praise and glory to you creator Spirit of God;
You are truth.
You come like the wind of heaven, unseen, unbidden.
You warm and comfort us.
You give us courage and fire and strength
beyond our every day resources.
Be with us Holy Spirit.
New Testament Reading - Paul’s premonition of martyrdom
22“And now I am going to Jerusalem, drawn there irresistibly by the Holy Spirit,a not knowing what awaits me, 23except that the Holy Spirit has told me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. 24But life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus — the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.
25“And now I know that none of you among whom I went about teaching the Kingdom will ever see me again. 26Let me say plainly that no man’s blood can be laid at my door, 27for I didn’t shrink from declaring all God’s message to you.. . . . . Acts 20:22-27
- Or “by an inner compulsion.”
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people,
And kindle in us the fire of your love.
Pray for 3 people on your heart ending with the prayer below.
Lord, make your face to shine upon your servants.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Hear the cry of the needy.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
In your loving kindness save us
. Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.