Editor’s note: NCR is sharing with our readers a nine-day Novena for Pentecost resource created by board member and composer Dan Schutte. Schutte writes, “if there’s ever a moment when we all could use the light and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, it’s now. While we wait till we can be together again for Sunday worship, this is a way we can join our hearts in prayer.” The entire Novena for Pentecost can be found here.
O God, be the music
Our joy as disciples of Jesus is grounded not on the circumstances of our lives, but rather on the reality that we are the beloved of God. Jesus of Nazareth promised that he would never leave his followers alone. He would breathe his own Spirit into each of us so that he would always be as close to us as we are to the very breath that sustains us.