NIGHT PRAYER: Saturday 5/18

NIGHT PRAYER: Saturday 5/18

It’s the eve of Pentecost, Lord,
    and I pray for your Spirit to come and to hover,
        above me, around me, within me…

I pray that your Spirit surround and embrace
    and fill and heal the hearts of all,
especially, Lord, my family and friends
    and those this night who are most in need
        of your Spirit’s powerful presence…

I pray tonight for your Spirit to come

    and envelop the world with freedom and peace,
with mercy and pardon, with healing and joy,

    with hope for the dawning of brighter days…

On this Pentecost vigil, Lord, I pray

    that your Spirit infuse the world and the Church

with the gifts we need: 
    to make the changes that yield to peace;
    to heal the wounded and mend what’s broken;

    to do what’s good, to love what’s just
    and to walk with you, humbly, by your side…

For all of this, Lord, we need the grace,
    the power and strength of your Spirit’s gifts;
we need the fire of your Spirit’s wisdom

    and we need it sooner than later:

        O God, we need it now!
Under the span of your Spirit’s wings, 
we pray to you tonight:

    protect us, Lord, while we’re awake
        and watch over us while we sleep,

    that awake, we go where your Spirit leads

        and asleep, rest in your healing peace…


Come, Holy Spirit by Taize

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Veni, Sancte Spiritus!
 (Come, Holy Spirit!) 
Come, Holy Spirit, 
from heaven shine forth
with your glorious light.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!

Come, Father of the poor,
come, generous Spirit,
come, light of our hearts.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!
Come from the four winds, O Spirit,
come breath of God;
disperse the shadows over us,
renew and strengthen your people.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!
Most kindly warming light!
Enter the inmost depths of our hearts,
for we are faithful to you.
Without your presence
we have nothing worthy, nothing pure.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!

You are our only comforter, Peace of the soul.
In the heat you shade us;
in our labor you refresh us,
And in trouble you are our strength.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!
On all who put their trust in you
and receive you in faith,
shower all your gifts.
Grant that they may grow in you
and persevere to the end.
Give them lasting joy!
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!




Praying to the Virgin Mary