Come, Holy Spirit, Come
On Sunday, the Church celebrates Pentecost, the feast of the Holy Spirit. As we ponder the Scriptures for inspiration and guidance, we notice that Jesus does not provide answers to all our questions or a detailed plan for facing what is happening in our lives. Rather, Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit who is the Love, the Breath and Creative Energy of God is with us. So let us approach the feast of the Holy Spirit with the confidence and conviction that the Spirit of God who has brought us this far is always ahead of us, calling us forward and offering us what we need.
Let us ask for the Spirit’s Gifts of:
Wonder and Amazement at God’s faithful, steady, unconditional love for us in all the planned and unplanned times in our lives
Compassion for those who are suffering, isolated, hungry or unemployed
Deep Peace and Calm when we are in the midst of anxiety, worry or loss
Counsel and Decisiveness in times of emergency or when we lack clarity
Right Judgment when facing unrest and difficult decisions
Patience and Understanding when tempted to rush our judgments
Courage in conflictual situations that call us to speak the truth with love
Trust and Confidence that God is with us as God beckons us forward in ways unknown.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with your Spirit that we may do our part
in healing and transforming our world into the realm of God ~
A place of inclusive love, unity, reconciliation, justice and peace.