Sunday, May 23, 2010
The alternate prayer for this Pentecost Sunday is worth copying here for reflection:
Father of Light, from whom every good gift comes,
send your Spirit into our lives with the power of a might wind,
and by the flame of your wisdom open the horizons of our minds.
Loosen our tongues to sing your praise in words beyond the power of speech,
for without your Spirit man could never raise his voice in words of peace
or announce the truth that Jesus is Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God for ever and ever. Amen.
The good thing for us is to know that we do have the Holy Spirit with his power and wisdom, gifts and fruits. I love knowing that it is the Spirit in us that allows us to praise God, announce the Good News that Jesus is Lord, and also speak words of peace.
I think that we need to cultivate our appreciation of the many gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. I need also to thank for the gifts I have received and to praise God for the great gift of the Spirit.