Day 104: The Holy Spirit and the Church (737-747)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Come Holy Spirit. Teach us how to pray. In Jesus’ name, come Holy Spirit teach us how to pray. Father, in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, send your Holy Spirit that we can learn how to pray, that we know how to live, and have the strength to live as you are calling us to live, that we can know you more deeply and actually learn how to love even more. Your working in your Church and the Temple of the Holy Spirit that is tangible in this world, it isn’t just spiritual, but is visible in this world in the Holy Catholic Church, we ask that you please open our eyes to be able to see that and open our hearts to receive this gift that you have given to us because your Church, which is divine, is also human. And as human it is broken. And as human it is full of sinners like myself. And so Father, in the name of your Son Jesus, send your Holy Spirit, the Soul of your Church, to us that we can receive your Body, we can serve your Body on Earth, and that we can be part of your mission to the world. Help us to be true witnesses of your Life, Death, and Resurrection. True witnesses of your Grace, Mercy, and Power and Love to this world. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”