God of Wind and Fire, on this Pentecost Sunday, I am more aware than ever of my deep need for you. It's true -- I do not know how to pray. I do not know how to form on my lips the words to express the prayer that lingers on my heart. Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit -- comforter, teacher, inspiration, and translator of every soul's deepest needs.
Guide and bless all of us today God. Free us from whatever safeguards we have placed around us to keep our lives and worship predictable. Free us to encounter you in a new way, that your Spirit might truly dance in our midst and inspire us to love and service in Christ's name.
God, bless us as we enter into the Spirit-filled celebration of this day.