Lord, send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
Monday, June 2, 2014
This week is the final week of the Easter season. This is the week between the celebration of Jesus' Ascension into Heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. In the early church, these days were precious days of prayer, remembering the first disciples days of prayer and anticipation of Jesus' promised Advocate. The first disciples prayed through their uncertainty, and they received the third person of the Trinity. This week, I am praying the beautiful Novena to the Holy Spirit for a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Spirit in my life and in the world. The Gifts of the Spirit (Isaiah 11:2-3) and the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are needed everywhere in the world today. With the Spirit of God in our hearts, we can bring these blessings to the whole world.