Praying  to  the Holy Spirit 

              for the renewal of the Church  and  ourselves
                            ( a prayer appropriate all year round)
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Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people
And enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Come down, O love divine, seek thou this soul of mine, 
and visit it with thine own ardour glowing;
O comforter, draw near, within my heart appear and kindle it, 
thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn, till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light shine ever on my sight
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity mine outward vesture be, 
and lowliness become mine inner clothing;
true lowliness of heart, which takes the humbler part, 
and o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong, with which the soul will long, 
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace, till he become the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

Let us pray.
O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation. Amen.

O God, to whom all hearts are open, all hearts known, and from whom no secrets are hidden, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inpouring of your Holy Spirit, that every thought and word of ours may begin from you, and in you be perfectly completed, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Holy Spirit come into our lives  by:
Open our ears - to hear what you are saying to us in the things that happen to us in the people we meet.
Open our eyes - to see the needs of the people round us.
Open our hands - to do our work well to help when help is needed.
Open our lips - to tell others the good news of Jesus and bring comfort, happiness and laughter to other people.
Open our minds- to discover new truth about you and the world.
Open our hearts - to love you and our fellow men as you have loved us in Jesus.
To you, with our Father and the Son, one God;all honour and praise shall be given
now and for ever. Amen

For the Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Spirit of wisdom, preside over all my thoughts, words and actions,
from this hour till the moment of my death.
Spirit of understanding, enlighten and teach me. Spirit of counsel, direct my experience.
Spirit of fortitude, strengthen my weakness.
Spirit of knowledge, instruct my ignorance.
Spirit of piety, make me fervent in good works. 
Spirit of fear, restrain me from all evil.
Spirit of peace, give me your peace.
Heavenly Spirit, make me persevere in the service of God the Father,
and enable me to act on all occasions with goodness, patience, charity, joy, generosity, mildness and fidelity. Let the heavenly virtues of modesty, continence and chastity adorn the temple you have chosen for your abode, and, by your all-powerful grace, preserve my soul from the misfortune of sin. Amen.

A prayer for awakening:
Holy Spirit, come like a mighty rushing wind and awaken us out of our complacency, our apathy, our indifference. Disturb us, for we are too content to let things go on as they are, and to let people go on not knowing you. Penetrate the closed gates of our hearts and make us live again. O Holy Spirit, create among us a mighty Christian revolution and cast the fear of the unknown out of our lives. Amen

Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mould me,
fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on us.
Spirit of the living God
fall afresh on us.
Melt us, mould us,
fill us, use us. Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on us.
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Marianne Dorman
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Marianne Dorman
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