Prayer for the Coming of the Spirit - Come Spirit of the Lord

Come, Spirit of the Lord, upon me.

For I have lost the riches of my faith

                And in my poverty, I hunger to hear good news.

For I am captive to my pain and sadness

                And from this prison, I long for release.

For I have shut my eyes to the despair of the world

                And in my blindness, yearn to recover your vision.

For I am oppressed by obligations and skewed priorities

                And my soul aches for freedom.

I ask for courage to stand and proclaim the Lord’s favor pouring out abundant life. Justice and peace, truth and mercy fulfilled in all creation as promised in scripture.

Elena Huegel
May 9th, 2011