RESOURCES FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY

At this moment of thanks giving for the completion of the diocesan synodal phase, here are some resources.


PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL


PRESIDER:

As we gather this Pentecost Sunday, we pray for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit on our world that the face of the earth will be renewed: COME HOLY SPIRIT


READER:

For the Church the People of God

That we may continue to journey together our synodal path trusting in the power of the Spirit to transform us COME HOLY SPIRIT


For our parish communities

That we will listen to each other to understand, and in understanding we will notice the movement of the Sprit

COME HOLY SPIRIT


For our world and all its people

That the Holy Spirit who lives in each person will move us to build a world where understanding, peace and love reign COME HOLY SPIRIT


For those who are suffering in any way

That all who are sick or distressed will know the healing power of the Spirit in their lives.

COME HOLY SPIRIT


For those Spirit filled people who have gone before us to eternal life

That they will know the joy of the Kingdom and the fullness of God’s presence.

COME HOLY SPIRIT


PRESIDER

Holy Spirit, Lord of life,

on this great feast of Penecost,

fill your Church throughout the world with the power to transform and change all things,

as you renew the face of the earth, renew each one of us too.

We ask this through Christ the Lord.


Novena 27th May – 4th June 2022


27th MAY

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


While we walk the synodal pathway, let there be a new Pentecost among us.

Send upon us again the fire of your love.

Breathe in us again the breath of new life.


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created

R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.


28th MAY

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


By baptism, we are members of the body of Christ, the people of God.

Give us the encouragement we need to bring faith, hope and love

in abundance to meet the challenges before us.

V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created

R. and you shall renew the face of the earth


29th MAY

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


We are trying to listen to what you are saying to churches, with open hearts and minds.

Guide our listening that we may receive others with respect,

as we are called to love our neighbour as ourselves.


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created

R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.


30th MAY

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


When we do not know how to pray, you are with us.

Open us to your influence each day,

so that our synodal pathway may be truly led by you.


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created

R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.


31st MAY

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


Under your inspiration, Mary had the courage to say “yes.”

Restore our faith and vision, renew our energies and love that

with your abundant grace we may also have the courage to say yes.


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created

R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.



1st JUNE

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


By your gift, the love of God has been poured into our hearts.

Let this love open our lives, inspiring our thoughts, words and actions


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.

2nd JUNE

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


By your gift of wisdom you help us to discern the way ahead

Help us to trust that your are guiding us on our synodal path

And showing us the way to follow your inspirations


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.


3rd JUNE

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


Help us to listen to each other well so that we can understand,

May we listen to the quiet voices as well as those that are loud,

May our listening hep to realise that you speak to each persons’ heart.


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.


4th JUNE

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.


The fruits of your Spirit are love, joy, peace and patience

As we move forward in our synodal path

may we recognise the fruits of your Spirit in each other.


V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful R. and kindle in us the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created R. and you shall renew the face of the earth.