For those of us who doubt that we each have unique gifts, for those who hesitate or are afraid to share their gifts, and for those who resist the Spirit’s call, we pray to the Lord.
For the courage and wisdom to accept the mighty wind and fiery force of the Spirit, so that we may feel deeply the call to live as witnesses to the power of God’s saving love for all peoples, we pray to the Lord.
For all families, neighborhoods, workplaces or countries in need or renewal, especially those that appear to be abandoned, we pray to the Lord.
For all places where religious, racial, political or economic conflict has hindered the work of the Spirit to create peace, unity, freedom and justice, we pray to the Lord.
For the many ministries in this parish, and for those who cannot serve others because of illness or other barriers, we pray to the Lord.
For our parish community, that we may be open to the working of the Spirit in ways we may not anticipate or understand, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are graduating this spring: that God will guide them in using their gifts and talents so that they will enrich the world and spread hope and peace through their efforts, we pray to the Lord.
For our beloved dead: that they may know the joy of eternal life, we pray to the Lord.
For the intentions in our parish book of prayer and for the intentions of our hearts, we pray to the Lord.