Day 190: Receiving Holy Communion (1384-1390)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we thank you. We give you praise and glory. You are the God who has given your Son, and your Son has given Himself. You have both given your Holy Spirit to us as the one who makes actual and makes present what Jesus made possible. And so we ask you to please send, once again, your Holy Spirit into our lives, into our hearts. Send your Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit that is active and that unites us to you, the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us, the Holy Spirit that allows us to cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’ Send that Holy Spirit into our hearts in a new way so that we can always give you thanks and praise. The praise that you deserve, the thanks that you deserve so that we can give you the kind of hearts that you desire for us. Make our hearts like your heart. Help us love what you love. Help us hate what you hate and keep us far from all evil. Keep us far from all sin, and help us grow as your saints. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”