Come, Holy Spirit, into this place for you are welcome here. In this dry and barren wilderness of Lent, we thirst for your presence and eagerly await your illumination. May our hearts be ablaze and our ears ever attuned to listen for your Word. Come, Holy Spirit... Come, Holy Spirit... Come, Holy Spirit... you are welcome in this place.
Holy God,one thing we ask and one thing we seek: to live in your presence and to be transformed by your Word. Send your Spirit to this place that we might behold the beauty of your grace and your goodness. As we wait on this journey to the cross, bless this our proclamation of your Word so that it may be pleasing in your sight and that we may not go forth unchanged. Amen.