Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The ABC of the Holy Spirit.

ABC of the Holy Spirit:

Prayer, Gifts and Fruits. The Sacrament of Confirmation. 

Powerful Holy Spirit Prayer. Pray at the beginning of Prayer or tasks. 

"Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your love. 

Send forth Your Spirit and we shall be recreated 

--And You will renew the face of the earth. 

Let us pray: 

O God, Who did instruct the hearts of Your faithful people by the Light of Your Holy Spirit, grant that by the same Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

1. Wisdom


3. Counsel 

4. Fortitude 

5. Knowledge 

6. Piety

7. Fear of the Lord  

How does one come by these gifts?

Desire and Prayer. 

Ask, Seek, Knock. 

Fruits of the Holy Spirit : 

1. Charity

 2. Joy 

3. Peace 

4. Patience 

5. Kindness 

6. Goodness 

7. Generosity 

8. Gentleness 

9. Faithfulness 

10. Modesty 

11. Self-control 

12. Chastity   

 "I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands."  (2 Timothy 1: 6).

Stir into flame the gift of God. 

How? Prayer expands your desire. Study: good books on the Holy Spirit. 

"For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control."  (2 Timothy 1: 7).

Holy Spirit is:

**Spirit of power. 

**Spirit of love. 

**Spirit of self control. 

"But you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit which will come upon you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to earth’s remotest end.." (Acts 1:8) 

▪ The Holy Spirit is the power behind all Christian witnessing 

▪ The Holy Spirit is the source and power of evangelization. 

* Power is the predominant attribute of the Holy Spirit.

Character is Destiny.

 Through His gifts and fruits, the Holy Spirit is transforming our character bit by bit (incrementally). As He transforms our character, He is transforming our Destiny. 

Can the Holy Spirit make a difference in our lives?

You will see, dance for joy and give testimony. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation:

 Symbols, Effects, Minister.


 Anointing with oil, laying of hands. 


The principal effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is: “the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. 

From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:

- it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, “Abba! Father!”

- it unites us more firmly to Christ;

- it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;

- it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;

- it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.”


 The original and ordinary minister of Confirmation is the bishop. When warranted by circumstances, the bishop may give to priests the faculty to administer the Sacrament. 

PRAYER on Pentecost Sunday:

On this day of Pentecost, the Church is filled with joy. Strengthened with measureless hope, we pray to Christ, who is calling his Church together in the Holy Spirit.

– Lord, renew the face of the earth.

Lord Jesus, raised on the cross, you poured out the water of rebirth for the life of the world.

    Quicken the life of all men with the gift of the Spirit.

– Lord, renew the face of the earth.

Raised up to God’s right hand, you bestowed on the apostles the Father’s Gift;

    your Church now waits for the same Gift, the same hope.

– Lord, renew the face of the earth.

You breathed your Spirit upon the apostles, and gave them the power of forgiveness:

    set all men free today from the prison of sin.

– Lord, renew the face of the earth.

You promised to send us the Spirit of truth, that we might become your heralds throughout the world.

    Through his presence in the Church may we bear faithful witness to you.

– Lord, renew the face of the earth.

(Liturgy of the Hours (Lauds) Pentecost Day). 


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