Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

A prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, enlighten our hearts.
Give us light and strength
to know your will, to make it our own,
and to live it in our lives.

Guide us by your wisdom;
support us by your power; for you are God,
sharing the glory of Father and Son.

You desire justice for all:
enable us to uphold the rights of others;
do not allow us to be misled by ignorance
or corrupted by favor.

Unite us to yourself in the bond of love
and keep us faithful to all that is true.

Help us to temper justice with love,
so that all our decisions
may be pleasing to you,
and bring us the inheritance
promised to good and faithful servants.

You live and reign with the Father
and the Son, one God, for ever and ever.


- Adapted from a prayer said before 
every session of the Second Vatican Council

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  1. Amen. I often find myself praying like this:

    "Come Holy Spirit. Fill me. Empower me. I need you."

  2. Unite us to You in the bond of love.... I will pray this as my morning prayer today, Sue.

    Thanks for all the inspiration you share on your Prayer Day.


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