PRAYERS TO OUR GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God,

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE.

HOLY PENTECOST

"The titles given to the Holy Spirit must surely stir the soul of anyone
who hears them and make him realize that they speak of nothing less
than the Supreme Being. Is He not called the Spirit of God, the Spirit
of Truth Who PROCEEDS FROM THE Father, the steadfast
Spirit, the Guiding Spirit? The Spirit is the Source of Holiness, A
Spiritual Light and He offers His Own Light to every mind to help it
in search for truth. By name, the Spirit is beyond the reach of our
mind but we can know Him by His Goodness. The Power of the
Spirit fills the whole universe, but He gives Himself only to those
who are worthy acting in each according to the measure of his
faith" (Saint Basil the Great)

PRAYERS TO OUR GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
By Saint Symeon the New
Theologian

Blessed is our God now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Come, O life of Delight, Eternity, and all Power. the All-Holy, Life-
Giving and Creative Spirit, Who are of Equal Honor in Authority
with the Father and the Son, Whose convergence and unity INTO
ONE is through the identity of worth and of will in the Three
Persons of the Divinity.

Come, O my Lord, my anguished soul has yearned and still
yearns for Thee.

Come, O yearning that is in me and causes me to desire Thee
Who are altogether inaccessible.

Come, O my breath, my life and the consolation of my soul.

Become one spirit with me. O Most Benevolent Lord, yet
without confusion, without change, without alteration, since
Thou are God ABOVE ALL.

Because for me the One Who is everything to all, inexpressible
nourishment, totally free, constantly flowing on the lips of my soul
and streaming in the fountain of my heart, a shining garment that
burns the demons, the catharsis that washes me with incorruptible
and holy tears that are granted by Thy presence to those Thou
approach.

Become for me, O Lord, the Light without night, the unsetting
sun that illumines me in every place, the One Who turns away
from no one at all, so that we may not be overcome by the
darkness of our sins and be unwilling to come to Thee.

Take away from me, O Lord, every destructive pride and give a
prudent countenance to my eyes set a bridle on my tongue, make
my ears obedient to Thy Holy Commandments, provide me with
patience in afflictions, make my heart wise and strong in forbearance,
in goodness, in restraint, in sympathy, in charity, in love, in
humility, in peace toward myself and all others, and in rejecting
the indolence and slothfulness of the demons in which I once
indulged as if they were mere confections.

Grant me the gift of seasoned discretion to be able to discern
which thoughts and whose judgments to prefer. Grant me also
the ability to discern the machinations of the devil and to reject
them and him. And may I cut off altogether my own will so that
I may rely upon Thy Providence, hoping to receive from Thee
whatever is beneficial for me. For my life is dependent upon Thee,
Who are my Light, my salvation! And I bless, glorify, and
worship Thee, together with the Father and the Son, with Whom
Thou are Co-eternal and Co-existing always, now and forever and
to the ages of ages. Amen.

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HEAVENLY King, the Spirit of consolation, the Spirit of Truth,
Thou are everywhere present and Thou fulfill all things,
Thou are the treasury of virtues and the Giver of Life,
Come, and dwell in us,
Cleanse us of every stain,
And save our souls, O Good One.

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LET US ALL GIVE GLORY TO THE FATHER AND TO THE SON AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

_____________________

"Glory Be To GOD
For
All Things!"

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