Thursday, February 18, 2016

Live as a Spark of the Holy Spirit: A Prayerful Call to Action" by Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP

(This prayer exercise can be done alone or in family or in a community setting.)

 As Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and reached out with compassion so each of us is a living Spark of the Holy Spirit, called to serve the suffering among us.  

1. Light a candle. Be aware of the flame shining brightly.

2. Breathe deeply and become aware of the Holy Spirit's Presence illuminating  and permeating your entire being with a sense that you are loved and that all people are God's beloved family....  

3. Place your hand over your heart. Feel divine compassion filling your heart with tenderness toward ____________(Name a specific person or group  in need of a service that you can give such as visiting the sick, tutoring a student, calling or visiting someone who lonely, grieving in prison, nursing home, etc.)

4. Be aware of anything you can do to help alleviate his/her/their suffering....

5  Repeat one or more of the following affirmations as a chant or prayer phrase that you can use to pray for healing of self or others:

As a  living Spark of the Holy Spirit filled with love. I will do____________ today to help ___________

As a  living Sparks of the Holy Spirit, filled with love. We will do__________today to help ________________

Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP

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