HOME PRAYER  -  Gifts of the Holy Spirit


OPENING

On the day of Pentecost, Jesus fulfilled his promise to send the Holy Spirit, or the Advocate (as he is also called), to his disciples.  The Holy Spirit has been present since before the beginning of the world, and we call him "the Lord, the giver of life."  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity, and from him we receive the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, right judgment, courage reverence and wonder.


PSALM

When you send forth your spirit, they are created.

O Lord, how manifold are your works!  In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

When you send forth your spirit, they are created.


READING

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John:

"I have told you this while I am still with you.  The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.  Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you.  I do not give it as the world does.  Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid."  The Gospel of the Lord.


CLOSING PRAYER

Holy Spirit, you give us life and you renew that life through your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Strength, Reverence, and Wonder.  God our Father, send your Spirit of Truth, to help us see our need and ask you for the gifts that will most renew and enlighten us.  In your light, we can even see the Light of the world, Jesus Christ.  Grant this through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.



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Gifts of the Holy Spirit


Wisdom
Understanding
Knowledge
Right Judgment
Courage
Reverence
Wonder


Fruits of the Holy Spirit


Charity
Joy
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Goodness
Long-suffering
Mildness
Fortitude
Modesty
Continency
Chastity



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