Spirit, be upon me

Spirit of the Mighty, Gentle One,
come upon me, anoint me.
I see the oppressed.
         I name them; I hold them close.

         Make my life into good news for them.
 


I see the brokenhearted.
         I name them; I hold them close.

         Give me gentle grace to bind up their hearts.


I see the imprisoned.
         I name them; I hold them close.

         Give me true words and deeds to release them.


I see the ruined cities.
         I name them; I hold them close.

         Make me a part of their building up.


Spirit of God, be upon me.
I see my own ruins, my chains.
         Hold me close
         and set me free, that I may be
         your good news for others.

December 9, 2014