L We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. (Romans 8:22, 23) Let us confess all that makes us groan inwardly.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L Come Holy Spirit
C Kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:30)
L …the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)