I found this wonderful prayer on the website of our brothers and sisters in the United Methodist Church. It’s great to use with children in a family (or church) setting because it spells out what we believe in everyday language that is easy to say and easy to understand.
There are many mysteries when it comes to the Holy Spirit, but not everything is a mystery. Some of it, like the language of this prayer, is right within our grasp, waiting to be ignited in our families’ journeys of faith!
Gracious God. We are reminded again when the first believers in Jesus were given the courage to tell others about Jesus. We believe you give us that same courage to tell others about Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. You know, O God, that sometimes we are fearful and we feel alone. But just like that Pentecost long ago, we, too, are surrounded by your love and presence. Help us live in such a way that others see in us a reflection of your love. Help us have the courage to tell others about the difference it makes in our lives to trust in your love and care. Help us see those around who want to be in the fellowship of Christians. Help us to witness to one another so that we grow in faith. Through the power of your Holy Spirit and the witness of your son, Jesus the Christ, we pray today. Amen.