POWER PULSE – Preparation for the Great Feast of the Pentecost DAY TWO: HOLY SPIRIT – THE GIVER OF LIFE

REFLECT:
We recite in the Nicene Creed: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, THE GIVER OF LIFE…”

The Holy Spirit gives life – both natural and spiritual.

The “Spirit of God hovered over the waters” at beginning of creation (Gen 1:3)
The Spirit of God “overshadowed Mother Mary” to mark the beginning of the New Creation, in Christ (Lk 1: 35)
The Spirit of God mightily descended on the first disciples in the Upper Room (Acts 2) and was constantly the life-giver in all the endeavors of the Church’s mission

It is the Holy Spirit who “gives life”…
… He is the life-breath and is the agent of “renewal and regeneration” through the Sacrament of Baptism
… He is the One Who “gives life to the dead bones” (Ezek 37: 1ff) of our lost hopes, broken dreams and uncertain aspirations
… He is the One who initiates us constantly to “live a life in Christ” (Gal 2: 2) and become imitators of Christ in this world (1 Cor 11:1)

EXAMINE:
Can I learn to grow in my understanding of the Holy Spirit as “The Giver of Life”…?
…. Learn to acknowledge and give Him praise for the gift of life
… Learn to pray for a renewal of life, especially in our moments of weakness and in our times of despair, anxiety and uncertainty
… Learn to always be full of life and vibrancy in all our works, by being filled with the Holy Spirit

PRAYER:
Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, we pray that you give us the grace to understand and acknowledge Your Mighty Power in our life.

Empower us…

to depend on You completely, especially in our weaknesses and the fragile areas of our life
to come to You and find vigour, especially when life turns its harsh face towards us
to live a “life in Christ” and impart the love and mercy of God to all

Come Holy Spirit…Come into our hearts… and renew us, in your mighty love and fire!
Fill us with your life… make us anew… permeate us with Your power, Amen!

May God Bless us!

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