Invite the Holy Spirit into your stewardship journey


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

The Holy Spirit, traditionally depicted as a dove, is pictured in a stained-glass window at St. John Vianney Church in Lithia Springs, Ga. This Pentecost more than ever we are called to express our firm faith in the Holy Spirit as renewer, who promised more than once, “I make all things new.” (CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin) See FAITH-ALIVE 23 April 30, 2020.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did
instruct the hearts of the faithful. Grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,

Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

By Julia Williams

JACKSON – The month of April is dedicated to the Third Person in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Every time we recite the Nicene Creed, we worship the Holy Spirit as God.

• The love of the Father for the Son is total. God the Father empties Himself completely, holding nothing back from the Son.

• The love of the Son for the Father is total. God the Son empties Himself completely, holding nothing back from the Father.

• The love of the Father for the Son and the Son for the Father is the Holy Spirit. The love that is the exchange of Persons between Father and Son is the Life that is the Spirit, with no beginning and no end.

Stewardship is a conversion journey of receiving God’s love and returning love to Him. A conversion requires prayer, reflection, and time to allow God to show us who we are and the person of love that we can become.

The apostle Jude reminds us to make every prayer in the Holy Spirit; asking that He be showered upon us. The Holy Spirit is always there and “helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26-27)
In your daily prayers, invite the Holy Spirit into your stewardship journey, asking for guidance on how you can share your gifts in love of God and neighbor.

There are many variations of prayers available, but the prayer below is a very popular and powerful prayer.

Together in our journey of stewardship, may God bless us and may we respond as faithful disciples – faithful stewards.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and God will establish your plans” Proverbs 16:3

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