Take a few moments to find within yourself a place of quiet. As you focus on your breathing, allow the breath of God, his Spirit, to fill you.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.
Jesus assures the disciples that although he is returning to the one who sent him, they will not be abandoned or alone. A gift, the Spirit, will come to them. This Spirit will bring them comfort and understanding. In our own lives we may notice that we grow in understanding and knowledge of God's truth. What we once knew, we now know more deeply. What we perhaps have heard unclearly or incompletely in the past, we now understand differently. The role of the Holy Spirit is to lead us to this truth, this new place of understanding, this new depth of faith, this new life in God, Father, Son, and Spirit.
In what ways have I recognized the presence of the Spirit in my own faith journey?
What gets in the way of my hearing the Spirit?
(Using these words or your own, pray to God.)
God, source of all life, continue to bless me with the movement of your Spirit in my life. Help me to remain open to the gift of new life that comes from you through the Holy Spirit.