Pentecost C

I asked the Lord for more peace.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The Spirit of consolation and joy, my closeness to you.

This is your peace.”

 

I asked the Lord for more strength.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

A Spirit strong enough for my Son to endure the cross.

This is your strength.”

 

I asked the Lord for more beauty.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The same Spirit that blew over the waters and created everything in its splendor.

This is your beauty.”

 

I asked the Lord for more understanding.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The Spirit will lead you to my will.

This is your understanding.”

 

I asked the Lord for more forgiveness.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The Spirit of reconciliation, the salve that mends what is broken.

This is your forgiveness.”

 

I asked the Lord for more justice.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

That makes wrongs right and builds the kingdom of blessedness

This is your justice.”

 

I asked the Lord for more friendship.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The connective tissue that makes every relationship possible.

This is your friendship.”

 

I asked the Lord for more wisdom.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

Whose very name is wisdom and holds the secrets of the universe.

This is your wisdom.”

 

I asked the Lord for more patience.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

Which exists beyond time and grants us the gift of perspective.

This is your patience.”

 

I asked the Lord for more harmony.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The same Spirit to be honored in each person.

This is your harmony.”

 

I asked the Lord for more healing.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The Spirit that mends, consoles and brings life.

This is your healing.”

 

I asked the Lord for more unity.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The same Spirit in each which makes us one.

This is your unity.”

 

I asked the Lord for the truth.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

Who will teach you all my Son wanted you to know.

This is your truth.”

 

I asked the Lord for more respect of life.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The Spirit sees me in every unborn child, every refugee, every dying person.

This is how we respect life.”

 

I asked the Lord for healing of a suffering Church.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

Only by giving itself to the Spirit can the Church be made whole.

This is your Church.”

 

I asked the Lord for more love.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

The Spirit that is the bond of Love between the Father and the Son, between God and humanity and each of us with each other.

This is your love.”

 

I asked the Lord for more holiness.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

God is within you.

This is your holiness.”

 

I asked the Lord for more control and power.

God said, “No. I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

Why would you take these things from me?   Be led by the Spirit and surrender to me.

This is you real power.”

 

I asked the Lord for everything.

God said, “I have sent my Holy Spirit to you;

I have given you everything.”

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