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Pentecost: Rekindling the Flame

Pentecost: Rekindling the Flame

This Eucharistic Meditation is designed to help you spend thirty minutes to an hour in meditation and silent prayer with Jesus during Eucharistic adoration. Even if you cannot be physically present in a church or adoration chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, you can unite yourself spiritually to the Eucharist as you spend this time in prayer.

THE GRACE I SEEK: to be empty of self so that I can be filled with Holy Spirit


Pause for a few moments, and allow yourself to become aware of Jesus’ gift of himself in the Eucharist. Realize that, at this very moment, the Lord of Life is gazing upon you with great love. Allow yourself to receive his loving gaze. You are his beloved child. Rest in his loving gaze.

Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

ASK FOR THE GRACE: Lord, I ask you for the grace to have a Marian heart, ready to welcome the Holy Spirit so that you can dwell within me and guide me to serve my brothers and sisters without counting the cost.


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this passage.

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the house where they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:1–4)


Allow yourself to sit with these questions for a while, being attentive to how the Lord is speaking in your heart.

In the midst of the upper room, Our Lady sat among the disciples and, with them, experienced the powerful overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. And this was not the first time the Spirit of God descended upon her. She is truly a Temple of the Holy Spirit, and she wants to help us! Ask Mary to help you identify ways that you can allow for more space in your mind and heart for the Holy Spirit to guide you. What expectations, ideas, or false conceptions might you be able to leave behind so that, like the Apostles, you can be set on fire with God’s love and proclaim the Gospel in new ways?


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow these words to wash over your mind and heart. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you through this meditation.

“Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” (John 20:19–20)


When Jesus appeared to his Apostles after the Resurrection, he offered them peace, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit. How can I allow God’s peace to quiet all the fears about the present and future that are in my heart? Ask Our Lady to help you identify some concrete steps you can take to let the Holy Spirit guide your choices.

Remain in silence with the Lord. Allow him to speak in the silence, in your heart. Receive his presence. If it helps, write down what you sense the Lord communicating to you during this time of prayer.


O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect, Pentecost Sunday)


At every Mass, Jesus offers himself to the Father for us. We can always join our own offerings with Jesus at Mass. This Sunday, offer your desire to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, allowing Jesus’ Spirit to guide you in all things.


In a moment when you are tempted to follow self-will, ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to help lead you to all that is true, good, and beautiful—not only for your sake but also for the sake of authentically loving the people God has placed in your life.

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