Prayers for Pastors

Push Us Out (a Pentecost prayer for pastors)

Pastors and preachers, this is my prayer for you.

O, Holy Spirit,

Help us to interpret you.

Give us speech that tells your truth by transcending barriers, trustworthy and true, convincing and convicting.

Help us to understand each other.

Give us words that mean something to those who listen, bringing the aggressive blur of violence, hate, and fear into focus on your peace, love, and mercy.

Help us to stand in your truth.

Give us a key to read the signs in the dreams and visions you send us, to make your will so plain that all people can comprehend it.

Help us past what feels safe.

Come into the places we meet and push us out into the world with Holy Wind and Fire.

May we speak your words with courage, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Push Us Out (a Pentecost prayer for pastors)”

  1. I love the birthing imagery of “pushing us out” all tangled into Pentecost Holy Wind and Fire and Truth. Amen, and amen.

  2. ” Give us a key to read the signs in the dreams and visions you send us, to make your will so plain that all people can comprehend it”

    Beautiful and timely. Thanks Martha.

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