Posted by: wordofthevine | April 7, 2014

Consecration to the Holy Spirit

I haFelixdeJesusve been writing a lot lately here and in other places about the Holy Spirit and learning to offer your life with Jesus through the Holy Spirit to be a redeeming force for others. We can do that you know by learning to harness the simple opportunities of daily life as “living sacrifices.” What are you willing to offer to the Lord for others; and how intimately are you willing to engage the process?

I am remembering a situation that my husband reminded me of [husbands are so good at doing that!] It was a situation at work with a co-worker that was fine, but we seemed at times to rub each other the wrong way because we just had different priorities. He said, “Why don’t you invite her over for dinner? I did and it turned the corner in our relationship to understand each other in context. At first thought, however, I was resistant. “Could I see her at work and then include her in my world and do it charitably? We each can if we can just get ourselves out of the way!

Sometimes, a daily resolution or prayer can help perk us so we are ready for the challenges that lay ahead of us in the day. I pray “The Consecration to the Holy Spirit” as a reminder of how I am trying to live in the moments of the day: surrendered to the Holy Spirit and as an offering for others! This helps liberate graces to the world and helps file off my imperfections in the meantime. We can make great growth in the spiritual life if we make intentions and learn to follow through! This prayer was written by Venerable Felix Rougier, M.Sp.S., the first master general of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit.

Consecration to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, receive the perfect and complete consecration of my whole being. In all my actions grant me the grace of being my light, my guide, my strength and the love of my heart. I surrender myself to you, and I ask of you the grace to be faithful to your inspirations. Transform me, through Mary and with Mary into a true image of Christ Jesus , for the glory of the Father and the salvation of the world. Amen. ~ Mary

 


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