From Deacon Dick
“Come, Lord Jesus, send us your Spirit, renew the face of the earth.” We pray this Responsorial Psalm as we celebrate our great Feast of Pentecost. It is the day we have been waiting for … it is the day we are always waiting for … the day of the boundless outpouring of God’s Spirit … it is the day that ties all other days together.
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, has put together a Litany of the Holy Spirit that I offer to you today in abbreviated form. Fr. Richard suggests that you take a calm breath in and out while reciting each sacred name. For these are metaphors to help us describe the Holy Mystery Within. Our breathing becomes our prayer.
Pure Gift of God Father and Mother of Orphans
Indwelling Presence Truth Speaker
Promise of the Father God’s Secret Plan
Life of Jesus Great Bridge Builder
Pledge and Guarantee Warmer of Hearts
Inner Anointing Flowing Stream
Knower of All Things Winds of Change
Implanted Pacemaker Filled Emptiness
God’s Compass Holy Healing
Inner Breath Softener of Our Spirit
Divine DNA Great Compassion
Hidden Love of God Our Shared Joy
Implanted Hope The Welcoming Within
Sacred Peacemaker Non-Violence of God
You who pray in us, through us, with us, for us, and in spite of us. Amen! Alleluia!