Saturday, February 17, 2007

Prayer for the Holy Spirit

Come. Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
Come among us as wind and fire
And ignite our lives with renewed faith

Come, Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
Help us to grow in the life of grace
and reflect your presence in our lives.

Come, Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
Give us courage and faith to use our gifts
In service of the church and your people.

Come Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
Enable our parishes, our families, and our communities to
Respond to the challenge of the gospel.

Come Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
Bless the young, support the old.
Sustain all those who minister to your people.

Come, Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful
Be the wind and fire that brings new life to your church
And open our minds and hearts to your presence among us.

Come, Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
May our prayer help us to embrace the call you give us
To be holy people in service to God and one another.

Come, Holy Spirit
Fill the hearts of your faithful.
Amen.
from the East Lewis County Catholic Community


9 comments:

Teri said...

i love this. so beautiful...

Widening Circles said...

Forgive me if I'm sharing something everybody else already knew, but I have been learning a little about icons lately from a friend who is an expert, and I recently learned that in this icon of the Trinity the open space at the front of the table is there for you, the viewer.

mid-life rookie said...

Thanks for the beautiful prayer. The heart of this particular faithful could use some Holy Spirit filling. Was it faith when the Israelites cried out to God in their misery in Egypt?

revabi said...

Widening circles so glad you shared this, I couldn't remember the whole icon thing.

I need this as I did my practice talk for the Emmaus walk that takes place the first week in March. I am doing the Obstacles to Grace. But also, I am preparing my sermon, at the last minute. I am also giving a talk Monday at the Minister's gathering on the second work of Jesus, Today you will be with me in Paradise. And I have to prepare 2 reports on candidates for ministry. So come Holy Spirit.

Sue said...

Revabi, I hope you post on your blog about the Walk to Emmaus experience. I would be really interested in hearing about it.

Catherine + said...

It glows...

Mary Beth said...

Would you please keep my children in your prayers...actually my stepchildren.

My 17-year-old is struggling with "what to do next" after graduation this May (well, we hope he graduates).

My 27 year old stepdaughter is planning to move to our town to live with her new love and go to school. My DH wants her to work for us as office manager. This has the potential to work extremely well and also a history (when she was much younger and more immature) of working extremely badly.

DH and I are supposed to start couples counseling soon and I'm grateful we'll have the opportunity to discuss some of these issues there....

still your prayers would be greatly helpful.

Catherine + said...

Mary Beth, lifting up your children, you and DH....

LutheranChik said...

I love that icon!