The Gift #1 : The Holy Spirit

Rotterdam Central Station, The Netherlands
Rotterdam Central Station, The Netherlands (photo: Irene Bom)

The Gift booklet
12-part series of readings and
prayer poems on the Holy Spirit


Acts 1:4-5 (NIV)
On one occasion, while he was eating with the apostles, Jesus gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’



Jesus, baptized baptizer,
the waiting is over.
The Spirit has come.
The Spirit is here.

Still, we ask,
Jesus, counsel us
as you did the early disciples
and guide our movements today,
so we might be in the right place
and the right frame of mind
– expectant and willing –
willing to be filled, like a billowing sail,
carried, transported,
borne, supported.

by Irene Bom


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