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Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit’



Prayer: For All Families

God of radiant light, you spoke to Moses through the burning bush. You led the people through the desert by a pillar of fire. And you sent the purifying fire of your Spirit to renew and transform the earth. Strengthen our families as we face the seductions of this world. In these days of fulfillment, purify ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Genesis (Chapter 18:20-32)   Imagine making a deal with God, bargaining with God over the fate of thousands of people. That is the scene here with Abraham asking God to spare the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is like a scene from a Middle Eastern ...
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Prayer: For a Compassionate Heart

Jesus, please help us open our eyes and hearts and hands to those children of God suffering in our midst. Help us stand with people, as you did, when they are victimized or vilified because of their sexual orientation, their race or nationality, a disease they have, or criminal deeds they have done. Help us, ...
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A Prayer on Pentecost Sunday

Most Holy Spirit, you were present with the Father and the Son when all of creation was called into being. Your moving presence took a small group of people and made it into a new communion that is your Church. Make us worthy of your constant presence. Divine Advocate, direct my actions as an individual and as a ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Pentecost Sunday

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:1-11)   If you wonder why there were so many people from so many countries in Jerusalem on the occasion described in this passage, it was because Pentecost was first a Jewish feast and a time when pilgrims from all over the near world ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Sixth Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 15:1-2, 22-29)   One of the first great controversies in the early Church was about whether Gentiles needed to be circumcised. This issue arose in Antioch because, as Luke writes, “Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, ‘Unless you are ...
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