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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
What place do I give to the Holy Spirit in my life?
Today I was thinking that we need to develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Jesus has sent us the Spirit to help us, to strenthen us, to enlighten us, and even to pray within us. I think time after Pentecost is given to us to cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit who will renew the face of the earth.
I am including another prayer today that may help:
Breathe on us, Spirit of Wisdom, so that we may be your divine life alive in the world.
Grow in us, Spirit of Understanding,
so that we may listen and may know how to speak your word.
Move within our community, Spirit of Counsel,
so that every one of our encounters may be filled with your presence.
Inspire us, Spirit of Fortitude,
so that we may always have courage and speak the truth in love.
Fill us with insight, Spirit of Knowledge,
so that we may put on the mind of Christ and see God in all of creation.
Abide with us, Spirit of Reverence,
so that we may be transformed into your image and become holy.
Draw us into yourself, Spirit of Wonder and Beauty,
so that we may worship you and glorify you.
In union with Jesus, who has given us this Spirit, we return to you, loving God, all that you have given us. Amen.