Prayer for April 2008








Spirit of God,
you are the breath of creation,
the wind of change that blows through our lives,
opening us to new dreams, and new hopes,
new life in Jesus Christ.

Forgive us our closed minds,
which barricade themselves against new ideas,
preferring the past to what you might want to do
through us tomorrow.

Forgive us our closed eyes,
which fail to see the needs of your world,
blind to opportunities of service and love.

Forgive us our closed hands,
which clutch our gifts and our wealth for our own
use alone.

Forgive us our closed hearts,
which limit our affections to ourselves,
and our own.

Spirit of new life,
forgive us and break down the prison walls of our selfishness
that we might be open to your love,
and open for the service of your world:


through Jesus Christ our Lord.