This week the Church celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with all Christians around the world. It is a time to reflect on the ways that God’s Spirit works in our lives, in our families, in our school and in our world.


Wind of God, keep on blowing.

Sail over the barriers that we build

to divide ourselves from each other.

Pick up your seeds of freedom and truth

wherever they flourish,

carry them across frontiers

to be planted in other soil

to begin fresh growth and new forms.


Voice of God, keep on speaking

so that the peoples of earth

can speak your language to each other

and all can hear you in their own.

Speak peace where nations meet,

justice where ideals clash,

mercy where power reigns,

healing where minds and bodies hurt,

love where churches seek your unity,

and wherever else Babel drowns out the sound of Pentecost.


Graham Cook