Prayer to the Holy Spirit

In the 1200’s, the prayer “Come, Holy Spirit,” written as a Latin worship poem called Veni Sancte Spiritus, took on a central place in the worship of the Western Church.  If you’ve attended a Lutheran Via de Cristo weekend, it will be familiar to you, as it is used before each talk on the retreat.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit, and we shall be created.  And you shall renew the face of the earth

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit instructs the hearts of the faithful, grant, that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolations.  Through Christ or Lord.  Amen

For more about Lutheran Via de Cristo, see these posts:

What is Via de Cristo?

Remembering My Via De Cristo Weekend

And Speaking of Retreats …..


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