Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, Seven Lit Candles
Holy Spirit, Seven Lit Candles

Come, Holy Spirit:
we need you like the air we breathe
because you are the air that gives us life.

Come and give us strength to fight
for truth, justice and love,
light to understand everyone,
help us to serve, give us depth to love.

Make us fraternal and supportive
women and men,
initiators of life and communion.

Without you we do not understand
that our happiness lies
in acknowledging that God is the Father and Mother of all
and in living in trust as sisters and brothers.

Come, Spirit of the Father,
who sets us free and saves us
from self-indulgence and discouragement,
lack of courage to fight and hopelessness.

Come, Spirit of the Son made man,
Remind us that God loves the flesh and the human condition,
and suffers and waits in every person who suffers,
and rejoices in each person who rejoices.

Come, Holy Spirit,
so that our efforts bear the fruit of love,
so that faithfulness opens a new future to us,
and urges us on in the tasks of each day;
that it may free us of tiredness and disappointment
and lead us into the kingdom of love.

Come, Lord and giver of life,
come bring cheer to our dark world!

Come and renew the face of the earth!
Come and bless our meeting, come and send us as missionaries
and witnesses of your transforming power!

Original in Portuguese in the book “Orações Vocacionais e Missionárias”
Missionárias Servas do Espírito Santo – Brasil


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