Child Consecration

Day 29

Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. LET US PRAY.

O God, who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending them the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us

by the same Spirit to have right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

O Holy Spirit, sweet Guest of my soul, abide in me and grant that I may ever abide in Thee.

     Jesus tells us, “I am the true vine” (Jn 15:1). He goes on to ask, “Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as  a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever  remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will  be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.” (Jn 15: 4-7)

     We can remain in Jesus when we follow God’s commandments. We also must recognize that we are dependent on God and that by ourselves we are nothing. It pleases God for us to bring all our concerns to Him. We draw our strength from Him just as a branch receives nourishment from the vine.

Goal: We cannot bear fruit alone; we need to remain in God to bear fruit.