Spirit of liberty, see us free

The breath of the Spirit challenges us to change.
Give us the courage to answer, Oh God.

The fire of the Spirit incites our enthusiasm for the Kingdom.
Warm us up and give us your energy, Oh God.

The breath of the Spirit offers us a new life.
May we receive it and live the Gospel in the world.

In a world of destitution and oppression,
Of violence and alienation.
May we contribute to the unity of the community, Oh God.

In a world where life often has no meaning or content.
May we contribute to the unity of the community, Oh God.

Guide us, spirit of God, in joy and in faith,
In truth and in freedom,
That we may follow You in Your paths be they known or unknown.

Amen

Prayer which has been taken from the preparatory material of the 7th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Canberra, Australia. February 1991