Season After Pentecost (Ordinary Time)

“When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.”
(Acts 2:1, The Message)

Life-Giving Spirit,

You bring me to the
Upper Room,
again and again,
so that I learn to
trust your abiding presence.

The familiarity of this
place reminds
me of the comforts
of home.
I see the lamps are
lit for the evening meal
and, as I look around,
I see the faces
of others I know,
and some I do not,
but we are all here
with a common purpose:
To experience the
Spirit’s loving embrace,
To share in the
Spirit’s call to peace,
To give thanks for the
Spirit’s generous heart.

Thank you for this opportunity
to break bread with a community,
all in one accord,


(Lara Stoudt)