[The Baptist] will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John cried out in
Prepare! Reshape your life!
Change your mind, change your heart!
The one is coming who is the very Spirit of God!
Christ, we want to have all these.
Talk to our hearts.
Set us on fire
THE FIRST READING
A shoot shall sprout from the root of Jesse.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him.
we wait for you.
Pour your Spirit into our lives,
like water rushing
down to the
gifts of wisdom,
strength, knowledge, wonder and awe.
Reshape us with your love,
your own love.
Come, Lord Jesus,
THE SECOND READING
Welcome one another then, as Christ welcomed you.
as Christ embraces all,
give us the grace to welcome one another.
Let our prayers sing harmony to each other
and together call praise to you,
each doing its part to bring
peace to this earth.