Light a Candle to begin your prayer:
Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Read Revelation chapter 21 verses 1-7
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.”
And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
Reflection on Bible Reading:
This is the end of the bible and the end of our story, the place over the rainbow when all things will be made new and all evil will be destroyed. This is a vision of heaven which we are called to make present today in the wilderness.
Pray this prayer aloud:
in your resurrection death is defeated
and everything is made new
Enable us to recognise you today
To build heaven on earth.