What is the fruit of an apple tree? Apples! What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us? This is the subject of today’s Mid Afternoon Prayer. It is worth our prayerful pondering.
What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22,23,25)
Let us pray.
Come O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fires of your love, send forth your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.
O God who by the light of the Holy Spirit do instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the gift of the same Holy Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord, AMEN.