Holy Spirit, come and do a great work among your people this day. As you have brought us into the cool air and warm sunshine, we know your presence is real and working in our lives. Where there is chaos may you bring order. Where there is sadness may you send messengers of joy. Where there is emptiness may your presence bring abundant mercy. Where there is hope, may we step forward, step up, and be counted among those who believe, share, and witness to the Kingdom of God. Let us continue to proclaim blessings upon the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, the hungry, the merciful, the peacemakers, and those who seek after you despite being told, “it will never work.” Forgive us when we are tempted to despair. Forgive us when we are lured into settling for anything other than the message you preached. Hear our prayers, this day and forevermore.