“Come Holy Spirit we pray
And kindle in us the fire of your love”
The disciples wait in lockdown and isolation , waiting for the promise from Jesus, the promise of the Holy Spirit who will make all things new again.
Today, this day, the world waits, stressed out, fed up with injustice, full of violence, prejudice and hate. Waiting for a righteous leader to come, for justice to be done. For the cries to be heard and acted upon. What language could they hear to make them understand?
….And then a violent wind comes into the room like a hurricane, not gentle and meek but strong enough to knock down all the protective barriers. This is the Holy Spirit, who empowered the disciples living in fear to speak out in languages that only others could really understand. The language the Holy Spirit speaks is love, forgiveness and understanding. He blows the wind upon us with the wind of fire to speak out in love with a truth that will lead others to understand they are loved . It is only here in the place of knowing you are loved that we can ever see the world of darkness changed.
Open up your heart and let the Holy Spirit come ignite within you the living flame of God's love.
We pray ;
“Fill us , Holy Spirit with all of you.
Empty us of all judgments, fears and ideas that are against your truth.
Let the fire of your love be stronger than any other thought and words that we may speak.
Let us speak in your language so others will understand what they are longing to hear.
We trust that by your Spirit we will be transformed and that the world may be changed.
...Pause and be filled with God's spirit...feel the warmth of this love burning inside you..
“ Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.”