From many places, we come.
From many cultures and walks of life, we come.
Bearing unique gifts and unique burdens, we come
to worship the One God.
Spirit of Life, who breathes and dances among us today,
Ignite us with your passion and power.
Stir us into joy and wonder as we worship now,
preparing us to go on our way renewed and ready to share your gifts.
Benediction / Closing prayer
Spirit of courage and reverence, knowledge and wisdom,
right judgment and understanding, wonder and awe,
We praise you for whirling through the world
as a wind that blows where it wills,
stirring up all that you pass without showing partiality
and breathing new life into lifelessness.
As you, Irresistible Wind, push us out into the world,
let us remember that unity is not uniformity,
that we may rejoice in your diverse gifts,
that we may share your richness with one another
whatever our gifts, whatever our creeds.
Filled with your fire, flame that consumes decay and corruption
and enkindles justice and new life,
we go forth boldly.