Pentecost

Readings for June 9, 2019
Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104
Romans 8:8-17 or
1 Corinthians 12:3-7
John 14:15-16, 23-36 or
John 20:19-23

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Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son. I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and saints.

I give You my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving for all the grace which You never cease to bestow on me.

O Giver of all supernatural gifts, I beg You to visit me with Your grace and Your love and to grant me the gift of holy fear, so that it may act on me as a check to prevent me from falling back into my past sins, for which I beg pardon.

Grant me the gift of piety, so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervor, follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations, and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.

Grant me the gift of knowledge, so that I may know the things of God and, enlightened by Your holy teaching, may walk, without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.

Grant me the gift of fortitude, so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the devil, and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation of my soul.

Grant me the gift of counsel, so that I may choose what is more conducive to my spiritual advancement and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.

Grant me the gift of understanding, so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries and by contemplation of heavenly things detach my thoughts and affections from the vain things of this world.

Grant me the gift of wisdom, so that I may rightly direct all my actions, referring them to God as my last end; so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life, I may have the happiness of possessing Him eternally in the next.

Amen

-St. Alphonsus Liguori

9 thoughts on “Pentecost

  1. Recently, I’ve been praying a lot for wisdom. It’s so valuable! I can definitely understand why Solomon emphasized it thoroughly in the Proverbs.

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    1. Yes! Praise God for offering us this gift through the Holy Spirit. As it says in 2 CHRON 1:

      7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
      8 Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. 9 Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10 Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
      11 God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12 therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you.”

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  2. Thanks Tim,

    Through God’s grace I have had a “personal relationship with Jesus for many years now; but not so for me with the Holy Spirit. My more recent personal relationship with the Holy Spirit has wrought GREAT changes in my life; in my faith and in my understanding and love of God (especially in the Eucharist and Mary) and has been a flower-in-bloom in my Ministry.
    I am no longer surprised; but am continually AMAZED at what Faith, nurtured by Love can ignite in HOPE. How dare I say “desperately” God; GOD! desires to be personally involved in OUR lives when we invite Him in is ASTOUNDING! Is Wonderful!

    Continued Blessings my friend; and I pray that you and all who read this will pray for the Seven GIFTS of the Holy Spirit daily.

    Come Holy Spirit COME!
    Patrick
    (I’m reblogging your GREAT Post)

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