by Joyce Rupp, RSM
Surprising One, coming in ways I least expect, open me to your dynamic presence.
Awaken me, Surprising One!
Perceptive Guide, always available to direct my ways, advise me in self-discipline and decision-making.
Awaken me, Perceptive Guide!
Freedom Bringer, asking for my willingness to surrender, help me to let go, to let in, to let be,
Awaken me, Freedom Bringer!
Source of Power, providing stamina and strength for my soul, support me when I am weak and vulnerable.
Awaken me, Source of Power!
Arousing One, stirring up what is dead or stale, urge my stagnant, sleeping gifts into life.
Awaken me, Arousing One!
Divine Transformer, encouraging continued growth, grant me both patience and acceptance.
Awaken me, Divine Transformer!
Peacemaker, offering forgiveness and understanding, encourage me to communicate with love.
Awaken me, Peacemaker!
Bearer of Love, never-ending font of charity and compassion, may I share my goodness generously.
Awaken me, Bearer of Love!

Blessing for Pentecost.
by Joyce Rupp, RSM
May the enthusiasm of Spirit leap incessantly within you and help you to live a vibrant life.
May the warmth of Spirit’s fire be extended through your concern and care for all those who need your love.
May the blaze of Spirit’s courage enable you to speak the truth and to stand up for respect, dignity, and justice.
May the undying embers of Spirit’s faithfulness support you when you feel spiritually dry and empty.
May the strength of Spirit’s love sustain your hope as you enter into the pain of our world.
May the clear light of Spirit’s guidance be a source of effective discernment and decision-making for you.
May Spirit’s patient endurance be yours while you wait for what is unknown to be revealed.
May the steady flame of Spirit’s goodness within you convince you every day of the power of your presence with others.
May the joyful fire of Spirit dance within you and set happiness ablaze in your life.
May the spark of your relationship with Spirit catch afire in the hearts of those with whom you live and work.
May you be mindful of the Eternal Flame within you. May you rely on the Source of Love to be your constant ally and steady guide.