On this day of Pentecost, the church is born and re-born.
The Holy Spirit is poured out
and sends us out together, aflame with new life.
God, we pray that your Spirit would set us free
from the prisons of pettiness, jealousy, and greed.
Set us free to be Your church.
We are freed to free others.
We are forgiven to forgive others.
We are loved to love others.
You call us to be the church,
and you send us to feed the hungry,
clothe the naked, heal the sick,
and to be alleluias even when there is no music.
Fill us with your Spirit,
make us again into your body for the world. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL. Originally used in place of a confession sequence.