raising our hearts and minds
is a gift of the Spirit of Life
in the depths of our being.
For the presence of that Spirit in us, we give thanks.
gives the Spirit
a way of breaking into word and song
unique in all the universe.
For the words and songs within each of us, we give thanks.
we are bearers of a treasure,
the Spirit of Life
blessing us with a variety of gifts.
For the treasures we each bear, we give thanks.
mindful of the men and women
throughout human history
who allowed the Spirit of Life
to work in them
for the betterment
of our world and humanity.
For their lives and their inspiration, we give thanks.
who so allowed the Spirit of Life
to move in his life
that in him we have seen
the perfect expression
of the Spirit in human form.
For Jesus and all he means to us, we give thanks.
challenged by Jesus
to allow his life
to be a mirror for us
so that we might live life in all its fullness.
of all that has brought us together,
of the Spirit at work in our lives
and of what may be possible
if we allow the Spirit
to work freely in each of us.
the Spirit of Life, Love, and Goodness
to move freely in our words and actions.
From “Praying a New Story” by Michael Morwood. Used with permission.