Sunday, May 30, 2004

pentecost confession

I wrote this confession to start our Pentecost service::

Breath of God, you are our life
forgive us for our apathy and blandness,
our lack of passion and creativity.
Breath of God, enliven us

Fire of God, you are our energy and heat
forgive us when we walk alone,
ignoring your warmth and the love of friends,
Fire of God, fall on us

Wind of God, you are unpredictable
forgive us when try to tame and domesticate you,
forgive us when we dictate to you when and where you should move,
Wind of God, blow on us

Breath of God, fire of God, wind of God,
blow away our cobwebs
light our fire
fall afresh on us this Pentecost,

Some other Pentecost resources on this blog:
– art and theology here
– an annual Pentecost journal here
– global Pentecost resource here
– Pentecost festival 06 here and 07 here

Posted by steve at 09:01 PM


  1. Good stuff, Steve. I like the heart of dependency on God vs. individualism. Well, just darn good poetry too. :^)

    Comment by Rich — June 1, 2004 @ 3:04 am

  2. Btw, I commented briefly on this on my blog today.

    Peace 2U today!

    Comment by Rich — June 1, 2004 @ 3:13 am

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