Pentecost Sunday (Year B)

Sentences, adapted from Psalm 104

How manifold are your works, O Lord! In your wisdom you have made all things. 
The sea is deep and wide; 
We praise your name on high!

All things are gathered in at the proper time and are ever sustained by the Lord.
Your goodness fills our life; 
All creatures are satisfied!

The Lord sends his Spirit to create new life and to renew the face of the earth.
We rejoice in your wisdom, O God; 
Your bounty is professed evermore!

The earth bears witness to God on high and invites us to sing his praises.
May our meditations please the Lord; 
May our joy be heard forever.

We rejoice together for God is present in our midst!
Praise the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord.

Call to Confession, adapted from Romans 8:22-27

We have received life through the Spirit of God compelling us to future glory. In this, we know the Spirit of God intercedes for us and helps us in our weakness. Together may we confess what the Lord has already heard.

Prayer of Confession

Spirit of the Living Lord, 
Tell us of God's mercy and faithfulness; 
Witness to us God's hope and justice.
Where we have not followed Christ, direct our paths. 
Where we have not commanded your praise, rebuke our hearts.
Come to us in this time of brokenness and defeat. 
Minister to us in this time of famine and chaos.
Forgive us, O God, and remind us of your enduring love.
Breathe your Spirit upon our lives and make us holy and one 
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Amen.

Assurance of Pardon, from Ezekiel 37:14

"'I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act,' says the Lord."

Prayer for Illumination

Spirit of the Living God,
Fall fresh on us. 
Spirit of the Living God,
Fall fresh on us.
Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us.
Spirit of the Living God,
Fall fresh on us.

Spirit of the Living God, 
Move among us all;
Make us one in heart and mind,
Make us one in love:
Humble, caring, selfless, sharing.
Spirit of the Living God, 
Fill our lives with love.

Hymns and Songs of Praise Suggestions

"Freedom Reigns"
"Breathe On Me Breath of God" 
"Spirit of the Living God"