O Holy Spirit

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O Holy Spirit, O faithful Paraclete,
Love of the Father and the Son.
In whom Begetter and Begotten meet . . .
Bond that holds God to man.
Power that welds in one
Humanity and Deity.
God making all that is
Before our day,
God guiding all that’s made
Throughout our day,
Gift that abides through an eternity
Of giving, and is made no less.
Your going forth preceded Time.
Your pouring forth took place in Time.
The one, the well-spring of power and the river of grace,
The other, the flowing, the giving, the light on our face.
You came forth from your transcendent day,
To make for us this shining feasting day.
You who alone
Are worthily adored
With Father and with Son.
To You in heart and word
Be honor, worship, grace,
Here and in every place,
World without end.

Hildebert of Lavardin, 1056-1133, French bishop and theoogian


If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead
will also give life to your mortal bodies
through his Spirit who dwells in you.

One thought on “O Holy Spirit

  1. I appreciate this posted prayer on the Holy Spirit since there was no mention of Pentecost Sunday or the Spirit in my church yesterday. Sadly, it’s not part of our faith tradition.


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