We pray that in this time of salvation he will fill us with the Holy Spirit, purify our hearts, and strengthen us in love. Let us humbly ask him:
Lord, give us your Holy Spirit.
May we be filled and satisfied,
— by the word which you give us.
Teach us to be loving not only in great and exceptional moments,
— but above all in the ordinary events of daily life.
May we abstain from what we do not really need,
— and help our brothers and sisters in distress.
May we bear the wounds of your Son in our bodies,
— for through his body he gave us life.
Intercessions, from Morning Prayer for Ash Wednesday,
Liturgy of the Hours