Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Prayer on Pentecost

When was the last time that we heard the wind of your Spiritroar through this place?
When was the last time your fire lit up this room?
When was the last time we took you at your word and met together in expectation
of your Spirit filling this place and these lives with your Glory and Power?Lord, you challenge us with Pentecost.
Do we believe that this was a once in eternity experience never to be repeated?
That the Holy Spirit was poured out on your followers for a single purpose and ended His work at that instant?If so, then maybe that is why the Church seems so powerless in this age
helpless when faced with the needs both spiritual and physical that we see in the world.
Lord, as we meet together and celebrate once again the memory of that first Pentecost may it be for us as it was then a moment of empowerment an awareness of your Glory in this dark world a life changing experience.
We light a candle and enjoy the flickering light the fragrance and warmth it creates.
But without the spark that ignites there will be no flame Without the wax
the source of power the wick will not burn Without the flame there will be no fragrance no warmth, no light.
And so with us, Lord You are the catalyst that ignites us and the fuel that sustains us You fill us with your fragrance as you enter our lives.
You empower us to carry your flame in our hearts To be the fragrance, warmth
and light of your love in this dark world.
Glorious Trinity Make your presence known in this place through our worship our prayer the reading of your Word Father, Son, Holy Spirit within whose unity lies all that is you perfect love justice, peace and power As we gather here today
your body, your church throughout this world fill our outstretched hearts with your spirit encircle us with your love Make yourself known to us in new ways exciting ways challenging ways Empower us Inspire us Glorious Trinity

Spirit of life
ALL: Fill our emptiness with your fullness

Spirit of power
ALL: Stir our hearts afresh

Spirit of loveALL: Touch us, and through us, our neighbor

Spirit of Creativity
ALL: Enable and empower the gifts you have given

Spirit of EternityALL: Draw us ever deeper into your Kingdom

Descubriendo el Siglo 21
Discovering 21century
Fr Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
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New York, NY 10018
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