Stupid person at prayer
But I’m not the only dummy, as St. Paul says in today’s first reading (Romans 8:26-30):
The Spirit helps us in our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us
with sighs too deep for words.
It is a very comforting thought, especially at those times when our prayer life may become dry, that the Holy Spirit is at hand with omnipotent, wordless grace.
Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of Thy faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created
And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
reple tuorum corda fidelium,
et tui amoris in eis accende.
Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;
Et renovabis faciem terrae.
Oremus. Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti. Da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.