Happy Birthday Holy Catholic Church !
When the Holy Spirit came to the Upper Room where the disciples and the Blessed Mother were praying on Pentecost, ten days after our Lord’s Ascension into Heaven, it was with great power, in the form of a driving wind and "tongues as of fire" (Acts 2:3) descending on each of them .
The Holy Spirit immediately transformed the timid disciples on Pentecost and enabled them to proclaim Christ’s Word with apostolic zeal! In addition, about 3000 people were baptized that day after hearing St. Peter’s Holy Spirit filled and inspired message calling for repentance and conversion(Acts 2:14-41).
Pentecost prayers can help us be Christ-like as we listen to the teachings and promptings of His Spirit in our hearts . So let us faithfully pray and prepare for the great Feast of Pentecost , may the Holy Spirit be with us always , even to the end of time
We beseech you, O Lord, let the power of the Holy Spirit be always with us; let it mercifully purify our hearts, and safeguard us from all harm. Grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
May the Comforter, Who proceeds from You, enlighten our minds, we beseech you, O Lord, and guide us, as Your Son has promised, into all truth. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Holy Spirit, Sweet guest of My Soul, Abide In Meand Grant That I May Ever abide in Thee. Amen