Day 35 - 40 Day Prayer Pledge
Posted on March 31 2020
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17
When we pray, as we do so often, “Thy Kingdom come!” That’s what we are praying for. Christ’s Kingdom is founded in the human heart, and it overflows into external actions. But if the heart is far from God, one's actions will never be able to build up this spiritual Kingdom. What does the phrase “The Kingdom of Christ” really mean to me? How deeply do I long for this Kingdom to come with greater force in my heart and in the world around me? Reread the verses, slowly; maybe even out loud: stir up your desire to be a person whose heart overflows with the Holy Spirit.
(Make the Sign of the Cross)
An Ancient Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, and from heaven
direct on man the rays of Your life.
Come, Father of the poor.
Come, giver of God’s gift.
Come, light of men’s hearts.
in Your gracious visits to man’s soul,
You bring relief and consolation.
If it is weary with toil,
You bring it ease;
In the heat of temptation,
Your grace cools it;
If sorrowful, Your words console it.
Light most blessed,
Shine on the hearts of Your faithful
Even in their darkest corners;
For without Your aid, man can do nothing,
And everything is sinful.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful,
And kindle in them the fire of Your love! Amen.