Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just:
for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.
Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
with a ten-stringed lute play your songs.
Sing to the Lord a song that is new,
play loudly, with all your skill.
For the word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works done in truth.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with love.
By God’s word the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
God collects the waves of the ocean;
and stores up the depths of the sea.
The Lord foils the designs of the nations,
and defeats the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of God’s heart from age to age.
Paul wrote: Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.(...) For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Jesus said, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. (...) I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
Lord, make our lives a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Grant each of us the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness.
May the Holy Spirit speak through the lips of your servants who proclaim your Word.
Send your comforting Spirit to all who are in trouble and distress.
Send your comforting Spirit to all who are victims of injustice.
Keep all nations from hatred and war.
Gather together all the nations by the breath of your Spirit.
Holy Spirit, in you we find the consolation with which Christ can flood our lives. Your presence is offered to each person—and we sense that the essential has already been accomplished in us.
Bless us, Christ; you liberate us from isolation by the mystery of communion in your Body, the Church.