God of Compassion,
As once you called a people to journey with you
across sea and desert
to the land of your promise
So, too, you call a people to journey with Christ
filling them with the Holy Spirit of your love
and feeding them with the Bread of Life.
Draw us deeper into the heart of Jesus
and pour your Spirit on us
in a new Pentecost,that we might follow
wherever you may call us.
Grant us open hearts and generous hands
so we might hear the cry of the poor
and share in their burdens.
Grant us courage
that we might always speak your truth
and be a voice for the voiceless,
witnessing to the dignity of every person.
May we, in all we say and do,
as your daughters and sons,
as families and households,
as schools and parishes,
as the Diocese of Davenport,
always proclaim the Good News
of your overflowing mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.
Official prayer of the Diocese of Davenport, 2014