Monday, June 1, 2009

More Evidence

for my case that the Holy Spirit IS language itself. This is the alternate opening prayer from Mass During the Day on Pentecost Sunday that was prayed at our parish yesterday [emphasis mine]. Wow.

Let us pray
[in the Spirit who dwells within us]
Father of light, from whom every good gift comes,
send your Spirit into our lives
with the power of a mighty wind,
and by the flame of your wisdom
open the horizons of our minds.
Loosen our tongues to sing your praise
in words beyond the power of speech,
for without your Spirit
man could never raise his voice in words of peace
or announce the truth that Jesus is Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

And, of course, I cannot leave out this Scripture as further proof that He provides words for us:

"In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness;for we do not know how to pray as we ought,but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings." Romans 8:26

Can you tell I am excited about this new revelation? Thank you, Holy Spirit!

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