Pentecost Prayer

Now we can be children again,
Spirit borne,
sensitive and tentative;
yet effervescent,
entranced by Your ascent.

Now let us be penitent women and men,
relinquishing pretense,
tender and gentle;
but not sentimental,
reverent in Your presence.

Now we will be ember tenders,
newly blessed, blessing;
refreshed, refreshing;
ever energized
by Your gently impelling breath.

Now You mend us as temple tents
dwelling together,
indwelt permanently
by the gentle majesty of Your
immanent transcendence.