Oh God whose breath makes all things new, you whose rushing breath made something out of nothing, be with us today.
Oh God of Israel, you whose rushing breath like wind made a way through the sea, a way where there was no way, be with us today.
Oh God of Covenant, you who came down like fire upon Mount Sinai and filled with promises the people you had chosen, be with us today.
Oh God of Israel, you talkative God who gave words to the prophets and to psalmists, who called the four winds of the earth to raise dry bones in a low valley, be with us today.
Oh God of Pentecost, who swarmed into the room where Christ’s disciples were gathered and gave them tongues ablaze, be with us today.
We gather in these days of trial and confusion, humbled by your presence, as the united body of Christ in a world so divided, so fractured.
We ask for your grace so that we might be made whole. Help us to know that we are brothers and sisters. In our baptism, we belong to you and to one another. Through you, Holy Spirit, may it be so.