Day 36 - 40 Day Prayer Pledge
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the command of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eye. Psalm 19:9
Too often, we think we need to invent our own happiness, to figure out the secret path to true fulfillment. No, God has already created that path, and He has shown it to us - the path is Jesus Christ, His teachings and His example, our friendship with Him! Knowing, loving, and imitating Jesus Christ will fill our lives with joy and light we long for. How firmly do I believe that God wants my happiness even more than I do? What is holding me back from being more faithful and obedient to God’s will in my life? Reread the verse, slowly; maybe even out loud: let God fan into a burning flame the desires he has lit in your heart to be his disciple.
(Make the Sign of the Cross)
An Ancient Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit,
Wash clean the sinful soul.
Rain down your grace on the parched soul.
And heal the injured soul.
Soften the hard heart,
Cherish and warm the ice-cold heart.
And give direction to the wayward.
Give your seven holy gifts to your faithful.
For their trust is in you.
Give them reward for their virtuous acts,
Give them a death that ensures salvation
And give them unending bliss.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love! Amen.