Come, Holy Spirit. That’s what we say.
But could you help us actually mean it someday?
Do we know what we’re asking for? Should we retreat?
Can we absorb all that fire? Can we take the heat?
First, give us grace to prepare for your power.
Give us hearts to give up what you long to devour.
Our greed, our guilt, our closing our eyes,
Take it all Spirit, lay bare our disguise.
Help us want to want you, that’s really our prayer.
Enlarge our hearts so there’s room for you there.
This Pentecost, Spirit, bring us a new birth.
Then watch as we join in renewing the earth.
How will you work to bring the earth back to health this year?
Kathy McGovern ©2016