The Holy Spirit Who Dwells Within Us
Antiphon: Lord, send us your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
Act of Adoration
I believe, my God, that I am in your presence;
that you are looking at me and listening to my prayers.
You are so great and so holy: I adore you.
You have given me everything: I thank you.
I have been so ungrateful; I ask your pardon with all my heart.
You are so merciful: I ask you all the graces which you know are beneficial to me.
Before reading the Scripture: Jesus Christ our Master, you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. Pour out on us your Spirit, as you did on the Apostles, gathered together in prayer with Mary at Pentecost. Open our hearts to receive your Word with the humble docility of Mary and in the spirit of the apostle St Paul, so that it may bear abundant fruits of holiness and dedicated service also in our life.
Reading: Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.
“I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid (John 14:23-27).
Silent reflection: What does this passage from John’s Gospel say to me, to us, today?
- R. Come, Holy Spirit, source of light! Come, Holy Spirit, source of strength and joy, of forgiveness and peace. Come! Fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
- And you shall renew the face of the earth.
Hymn to the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: God, our Father, complete in us the work you have begun and keep the gifts of your Holy Spirit active in our hearts and in the hearts of all your people. Make us ready to live the Gospel and eager to do his will. May we never be ashamed to proclaim to all the world the Good News of the Risen Lord. Amen.