Praying on Pentecost
The following prayer comes from Sister Joan Chittister, OSB. It can be offered for personal devotion, as as part of a small group.
May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit bring fire to the earth so that the presence of God may be seen in a new light, in new places, in new ways.
May our own hearts burst into flame so that no obstacle, no matter how great, ever obstructs the message of the God within each of us.
May we come to trust the Word of God in our heart, to speak it with courage, to follow it faithfully and to fan it to flame in others.
May the Jesus who filled women with his Holy Spirit fill the world and the church with new respect for women’s power and presence.
Give me, Great God, a sense of the Breath of Spirit within me as I…
(State the intention in your own life at this time for which you are praying.) Amen.