Our Prayer of Invocation: Sweet, Sweet Spirit, whether it is autumn or spring in our world, breathe a new spirit into us. Create in us new hearts for love and forgiveness, for grace and mercy. Call forth in us a renewed sense of purpose and being: to love one another, to care for this earth and its creatures, and to do justice. Breathe a new spirit into us now, so we might have courage for the journey ahead. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.