Let us read this beautiful prayer that Fr. Louis-Marie Parent, O.M.I.,
has left us as a legacy, just as Jesus gave us his Spirit.
Your Spirit is within me
Lord, since your Spirit is in me,
since he expresses himself through me
by distributing his love, by dosing it
through the weakness and richness of my whole being,
make me faithful, docile, helpful, […]
Give me the lights,
the courage of the apostles after Pentecost.
Give me the eloquence of example, of conduct,
of the Word too, so that I may cry out without fatigue
that your Son Jesus is alive,
that he has triumphed over death,
that he draws us into the furrow of his glory,
that he engraves in our hearts
the certainty of the resurrection.
Lord, fill me with your Spirit.
I know that he is in me through baptism,
but I don't think about it enough.
I don't realize that he is the heart of my faith,
the heart of my sanctification, the breath of my zeal, […]
Lord, engrave your availability in my mind,
in my heart, in my will, in my senses,
so that I may leave to the Holy Spirit
the freedom to live, to act, to love,
to serve, to create unity,
to build peace through me
using my whole being.
Lord, give me an attentive heart
like that of Mary. Amen!
Prayer by Father Louis-Marie Parent, O.M.I.
Excerpt from the book: Je t'accueille, 1994, pages 81-82