Renovo Vestri Venia (Renew Your Grace)

Come Holy Spirit, and renew in us the grace of the sacraments.
Renew in us all, the grace of the Sacrament of Baptism.
Renew in us who are married, the grace of our Sacrament of Marriage.
Renew in us, the grace of our last Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Renew in us, the grace of our last Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Renew the grace of healing, for those of us who have received the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Renew in our Bishops, Priests and Deacons, the grace of the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Renew in us all, the grace, and all the spiritual blessings of our Sacrament of Confirmation.
Come Holy Spirit and renew your church as through a new Pentecost. Amen.

(Inspired by a prayer from Blessed John XXIII.)

As I prepare this blog post in Advent, I can not help but think: what gift would Jesus like to receive from us at Christmas?  How about a commitment to pray more, every day?

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