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 Pentecost Prayer by Joan Chittister, OSB

The Holy Spirit embodies the life force of the universe, the power of God, the animating energy present in all things and captured by none. On this great feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit of God, I invite you to pray with me:   

May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

bring fire to the earth

so that the presence of God

may be seen

in a new light,

in new places,

in new ways.

May our own hearts

burst into flame

so that no obstacle,

no matter how great,

ever obstructs the message

of the God within each of us.


May we come to trust

the Word of God in our heart,

to speak it with courage,

to follow it faithfully

and to fan it to flame in others.

May the Jesus

who filled women

with his Holy Spirit

fill the world and the church

with new respect….  


Give me, Great God,

a sense of the Breath of Spirit

within me as I…

(State the intention in your own life at this time for which you are praying.)