30 Days of Adoration Day 24 …come Holy Spirit

Acts 1: 1-5

1 In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning

2 until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven.

3 He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God.

4 While at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’, he had said, ‘what you have heard me speak about:

5 John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit composed by St Josemaria Escriva in 1934

Come, O Holy Spirit! Enlighten my mind to know your commandments;

strengthen my heart against the snares of the enemy;

inflame my will. I have heard your voice;

I don’t want to harden my heart and resist,

saying ‘Later…, tomorrow.’ Nunc coepi!

Now I begin, in case there is no tomorrow for me.

O Spirit of truth and wisdom,

Spirit of understanding and counsel,

Spirit of joy and peace!

I want whatever you want.

I want it because you want it,

I want it however you want it,

I want it whenever you want it…

Amen

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