Free Write Friday: Write a collect for Pentecost. A collect is a kind of prayer-poem composed of five lines: First, address to whom you are speaking. This is where you name God (Spirit, Fire of Love, etc – how are you experiencing God in this Pentecost season?). The second line sort of unpacks that first one. So, you might say, “Spirit who breathes in me…” Then, you name what it is that you are desiring: “Nurture the tiny ember still glowing deep inside… And expound on that in the fourth line, perhaps naming why you want this: The wind of your presence fanning it into flame, even when I can’t see it. Close your prayer with a word or phrase that feels like it wraps it up for you (this is the traditional “Amen” in the collects of church tradition). So, all together, this would look like: 1. Spirit 2. who breathes in me, 3. Nurture the ember still glowing deep inside, 4. The wind of your presence fanning it into flame, even when I can’t see it. 5. Amen. And share yours with us here in the comments, if you’d like!
Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2023-06-02 21:41:17 UTC